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Analysts polled by Reuters Surprised by Jump in Jobless Rate…
April 2, 2009 ·

then maybe they should be fired!

I mean really, have they looked out the window? There are people walking around with no place to go!

“The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits surged to a nearly 26-1/2 year high last week, data showed on Thursday, indicating that the pace of job losses was yet to peak.

At the same time, the number of laid-off workers collecting state unemployment benefits jumped to a record high in March, the Labor Department said, as the recession now in its 16th month makes it tough to find a new job.”

Hmm, lets take a deep breath and think about this for a moment. Jobless can also mean… ‘vacation’ or ‘retired’ right? Summer is coming up and I am almost certain that the folks in one of those Dakota’s where it’s still snowing would like to have a job floating down the Colorado River or serving mai-tai’s on a cruise ship. And I’m just guessing, but I think most of us would love to do exactly that!

And you can!

There are still people with money out there—not just you or me—and they take vacations to resorts in Hawaii and to Arizona and to Florida and hell, I don’t know where rich people go because I’m not rich, but we can figure it out together.

Okay, I figured it out. (I couldn’t wait for you.)

Here are some fun summer jobs-HIRING NOW- that may not earn you big bucks but you can get a tan and maybe have a summer romance with a wealthy countess.

Have fun and don’t forget to send us a postcard!

(Coloma, California)

Seasonal (Spring – Summer)

American Whitewater Expeditions is based in Coloma, California right on the banks of the South Fork American River. American Whitewater offers rafting, kayaking, and riverboarding trips for folks ages 6 – 80+ years on the North, South, and Middle Forks of the American River and the Stanislaus River.

SPECIFICS: American Whitewater hires 10 to 15 new employees each year, part time and full time. We need river guides, retail clerks, a reservation assistant (computer trained), Class B shuttle drivers, and someone trained in vehicle and raft repair. The season is April through September with allowances made for students’ schedules. Pay rate depends on experience level and position desired. Please inquire.

INSIDER TIPS: Prior guiding experience or attendance at a guide’s school is required for raft guide positions. Our guide’s school is during the week prior to Easter Sunday. There is a discount for students and teachers. If you like fast flowing rivers and consider yourself an outgoing, personable ‘people’ person then we would like you to join our staff.

PERKS: Inexpensive accommodations, use of rafts and gear during free time, all meals while working on a trip, and close to Tahoe, Yosemite, and California’s wine country.

TO APPLY: Send a detailed resume and current photo. We will contact you via mail at once. Contact: Jon Osgood, American Whitewater Expeditions, P.O. Box 4280, Sunland, CA 91041-4280
(818) 352 – 3205.


Working at Wilderness Aware
Colorado Summer Rafting Jobs
Outdoor Adventure and Student Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with Wilderness Aware Rafting.

We are now accepting applications for our 2009 river season. Applications will be accepted until March 1st, 2009.

If you are interested in becoming a river guide, please note that previous rafting experience is NOT necessary. We will provide you with all of the necessary training needed to turn you into a top quality professional river guide.

See what some of our former guides have to say about their experiences at Wilderness Aware. Drew’s Letter, Koni’s Letter

Wilderness Aware Rafting will hire self-starting, creative, friendly, dedicated and hard working applicants. Applicants should be prepared to be team players and become professional river guides working to exceed our guests’ expectations.

We will also be hiring a few exceptional individuals to join our successful team of Customer Service Representatives and Shuttle Drivers.

If you’re interested in joining us in Colorado for the summer of you life, use the links below to fill out an application or to learn more about working at Wilderness Aware Rafting.

* Information on our Guide Interview Trips and our Hiring Process
* Guide Application and Guide Interview Trip Registration Form
* River Guide’s Job Description and Pay Scale
* Information for Experienced River Guides
* Salt River Jobs – Experienced Guides Only!
* Customer Service Representative – Job Description
* Customer Service Representative – Application
* Shuttle Driver – Job Description
* Shuttle Driver – Application

1 comment:

  1. If there's an outdoorsy job that involves zero chance of drowning, I'm all over it. Cool idea, thanks!