In an Economy Still Under Water, American Pool Enterprises, Inc. Throws out a Rescue Tube by Hiring 6,000 Employees

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With the country’s current unstable economy and unemployment rates, the outlook for many can be bleak. However, American Pool Enterprises, Inc. has thousands of job opportunities available for people of all ages. As part of a hiring drive for the summer of 2010, American Pool Enterprises, Inc. is also giving away over $15,000 in cash and prizes.

2010 "Summer to Win" Contest for Lifeguards

“This is an exciting time for our organization. We are pleased to offer rewarding career opportunities during these hard economic times,” says Mitchell Friedlander, President and CEO of American Pool Enterprises, Inc.

As the current recession drags on and many people are finding themselves unemployed, American Pool Enterprises is offering what many companies currently cannot – available jobs. This summer they’re looking to fill almost 6,000 lifeguard positions. Offering flexible hours, with both full and part-time positions, the company hopes to help those in need of a job by providing the rewarding opportunity to become a lifeguard. Employment is available to anyone at least 15-years-old who becomes certified by a nationally recognized program. American Pool Enterprises currently offers free or discounted training to all its employees. Training information and an employment application is available at http://www.guardforlife.com.

Lifeguard positions are available in the following locations: Long Island, NY; Hudson Valley, NY; Manhattan; New Jersey; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Baltimore; Ocean City, MD; Atlanta; Raleigh, NC; Woodbridge, VA; Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas.

“This is an exciting time for our organization. We are pleased to offer rewarding career opportunities during these hard economic times,” says Mitchell Friedlander, President and CEO of American Pool Enterprises, Inc. “A job as a lifeguard can be the beginning of a lifelong career.”

As part of their recruitment efforts, American Pool Enterprises has kicked off their "Guard for Life, Summer to Win" promotion where lifeguards employed by American Pool Enterprises this summer will be eligible to win one of 100 prizes totaling over $15,000 in value. The contest is a follow-up to the company’s successful 2009 “Guard for Life, Ride for Life” promotion where a New Jersey lifeguard won a new 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. In an effort to increase the opportunity for all lifeguards to win, American Pool Enterprises, Inc. has increased the number of prizes to 100 for this year’s promotion and prizes range in value from $25 to a $1,500 Grand Prize home entertainment system.

Lifeguards spend their summers outdoors enjoying fresh air and sunshine, and learn skills useful beyond the gates of the swimming pool, including first-aid, safety and customer service. A position as a lifeguard shows dedication, responsibility and commitment and can be a great resume builder for those just starting out in the workforce. While many areas have year-round swimming facilities and job opportunities, those seeking seasonal employment can easily return the following summer, as long as their certification remains current. Lifeguards frequently return season after season because the job is accommodating, educational and above all, fun. A position as a lifeguard can also be a jumping off point to other seasonal and full-time careers such as lifeguard instructors, area supervisors, regional managers, recruiters, office managers or even company president.

The “Guard for Life, Summer to Win” contest is an added incentive to become a lifeguard for The American Pool Family of Companies, further encouraging employees to work hard and be safe while at the pool facilities. To be entered in the drawings, specific criteria set forth by American Pool Enterprises must be met and the lifeguard must be in good standing at the time of the drawings. Training classes for certification are currently being held at all our locations. Additional details on the contest and information about becoming a lifeguard are available at http://www.guardforlife.com

Lifeguards and those interested in becoming a lifeguard are also encouraged to visit and become a fan of our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/guardforlife). There, fans will gain access to current news within The American Pool Family of Companies, safety tips, upcoming training classes, informational open houses, games, photos, videos, interaction with other lifeguards and contests within Facebook with chances to win more prizes. Most recently, a Guard for Life fan was randomly selected to win an Apple iPod Touch.

About American Pool Enterprises, Inc.
American Pool Enterprises, Inc. is the largest commercial swimming pool management, swimming pool maintenance and recreational facility management operation in the United States. Headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, American Pool Enterprises, Inc. has 23 branches in 14 U.S. States, the District of Columbia as well as a location in Canada. For more information on APEI, please visit http://www.americanpool.com

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