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News: Fall/Winter/Spring 2021-2022 Employee Recruitment Efforts

Date Published Author
7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM  Lauren J. Masset 

All West Seneca Youth & Recreation Fall/Winter/Spring programs such as but not limited to Open Skate, Adult Skate, Over 30 Hockey, Youth Gym Youth Programs and Youth Gym Adult Programs are contingent upon proper staffing levels. The department worked with HR to update and create the Fall/Winter/Spring job postings for various department programs. The job postings were released on July 19, 2021.

A complete list of these job postings can be found here: https://westsenecany.myrec.com/info/news/details.aspx?NewsID=4530

The total number of applications completed in full received:
Over 30 Hockey: 0 
CCL Youth Gym Programs Leader (Youth Programs): 1 
CCL Youth Gym Programs Attendant (Youth Programs): 1 

CCL Youth Gym Programs Leader (Adult Programs): 0
CCL Youth Gym Programs Attendant (Adult Programs): 0 

If an applicant did not complete an application in full, the department contacted them regarding the error and asked them to submit anything that was incomplete, if submitted their file was marked as completed in full and the above number count was updated.

The department's recruitment efforts can be found below:


Posted to West Seneca Youth & Recreations Facebook:
2021 July: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
2021 August: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31
2021 September: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21,22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30
2021 October: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
2021 November: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30
2021 December: 1, 2, 3

Emailed to Previous Employees (2019/20 Winter Staff, 2021 Summer Staff):
2021 July: 19, 26
2021 August: 2, 9, 17, 23, 30
2021 September: 1, 2, 3, 7, 13, 20, 27
2021 October: 4 (Final Attempt)

Called Previous Employee (2019/20 Winter Staff, 2021 Summer Staff):
2021 September: 8, 15, 21, 27
2021 October: 4 (Final Attempt)

Previous Employees:
Total on List: 51
Total Opted Out of List (ie: no interest, do not contact again, transfer to another dept): 39
Total No Response: 9
Total Who Responded w/ Interest (This does not mean they completed the application process in full): 3

Emailed to our Job Recruitment Email List (see below for the list)
2021 July: 19, 26
2021 August: 2, 9, 17, 23, 30
2021 September: 7, 13, 20, 27
2021 October: 4, 12, 18
2021 November: 2, 8, 15, 22, 29
2021 December:

The Job Recruitment Email list is a list of contact information for over 170 groups, organizations, churches, school districts, colleges, youth bureaus, recreation departments, athletic groups/teams, service clubs, etc... in the following counties: Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Wyoming. 

Emailed to the Youth & Recreation Commission Members:
2021 August: 23, 30
2021 September: 7, 13, 20, 27
2021 October: 4, 12, 18
2021 November: 2, 8, 15, 22, 29
2021 December:

Other Efforts:

Job postings are included in the department's monthly newsletter (online and print).

The WS Sun/WS Bee ran the job openings in various editions. 

LM emailed AK/MAM requesting the Fall/Winter/Spring job postings be hung on the bulletin board at Town Hall on July 19, 2021. 


LM hung a large poster in the CCL Hallway and CCL Youth Gym Window (facing the Veterans Walkway) with the Fall/Winter/Spring job postings on July 20, 2021. The poster is still hanging as of the date/time this document was published. 

JD had Job Posting Flyer's/Listing & Employment Applications on the West Seneca Youth & Recreation table/kids zone at National Night Out on 8/3/2021. 

A poster of the job openings as placed at the West Seneca Ice Rink on 9/1/2021.

A NOW HIRING poster was placed at the Splash Pad on 9/13/2021. 

Now Hiring Packets with all job postings + applications were handed out at the Enchanted Path Event 10/15/2021. 

As of 11/1/2021 - West Seneca Youth & Recreation has had a lack of applicants (leadership and attendant level) that are needed to run Adult Skate and Open Public Skate. In a partnership with Leisure Rinks, Leisure Rinks will operate the two programs this year. For more information regarding Adult Skate and/or Open Public Skating programs (such as program dates, times, fees, how to purchase tickets, etc) that take place at the West Seneca Ice Rink (1250 Union Road) please visit https://www.holidayrinks.com/westseneca-townrink and their phone number is 716-675-8992. As of 11/1/2021 we had the following # of applicants:
Ice Rink Guard (Open Skate): 3 - No longer hiring for Ice Rink Guard Open Skate. Program 

Ice Rink Guard (Adult Skate): 0 
Ice Rink Leadership (Open Skate, as needed Adult Skate): 0 

On 11/2/2021 - The department printed new now hiring packets to reflect the 11/1/2021 change. 

On 11/2/2021 - The department requested updated new now hiring recruitment signs for the CCL hallway and window. The new signs were later hung up.


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