HERMITAGE, Tenn.- Job applicants started lining up hours before the start of
the annual job fair at Nashville Shores water park hoping to land one of 500
Officials estimate around 1,000 people applied for seasonal positions
ranging from life guarding to serving concessions. Marketing Director Daniel
Strobel said the strong turnout has been typical the last few years and is a
sign the economy is still struggling.
"It's slowly coming back, but we do see a lot of people who are looking
for a second job or another way to make money for the summer," said
Job applicants like Tatyana Ross said the process is stressful, but she
hopes to hear some good news soon.
"I am just trying to make sure I put the right things on application,
follow up, and hope for the best," said Ross.
Strobel said the park is gearing up for another busy year and hopes new
additions like the lazy river and overall upgrades keep crowds coming.
"With our new attractions, we are a first class water park," said
Strobel, "We anticipate getting guests from everywhere."