New Pay Rates Help Fill Jobs

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area filled 71 of 85 seasonal positions, according to park officials. They pay ticket booth operators $10/ hr and general utility workers $12/hr. The new pay rates started in May and made hiring workers easier. In previous years, pay was lower, near minimum wage level, and often contributed to high turnover rate. Posi­tions in­volve weekend and holiday hours in the heat of summer.

Hiring for Jordan Lake continues at the State Parks office. Fill out an application at the Jordan Lake park office/visitor center near the bridge on US 64 or online.

At Jordan, entrance fees ($7/vehicle/day, seniors (62+) $5/day, bus/van $20/day) are charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day and weekends and holidays in April, May and September. Annual passes ($90) are sold only at park offices at Jordan, Falls, Kerr Lake for one vehicle admission daily. Passes expire Dec. 31 and are not prorated.