Work for us Wednesday: School Crossing Guards needed

Posted at 8:24 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 10:24:08-04

SALT LAKE CITY — It's "Work for us Wednesday."

Each week FOX 13 highlights new job opportunities across the state to help Utahns get back to work and make ends meet.

As students get ready to go back to school, learning may look different, but there`s still a need for crossing guards.

The West Valley City Police Department is now accepting applications.

The job requires lifting a seven pound cone, raising their hands above their head, holding a stop sign, standing for an extended period of time, and of course, you have to like kids.

On average West Valley crossing guards make about $30 to $50 dollars a day depending on how many crossings they do.

And crossing guards get nights, weekends and holidays off which could be a big perk for parents.

“It`s a great opportunity for those that are staying home that aren`t working right now or those retired people that just need something to get them up in the morning, get them out of the house,” said Mike Millett, Crossing Guard Coordinator for WVCPD. “We`ve been cooped up so long this just gives you an opportunity to get out into some fresh air and help those kids get to and from school safe.”

The Utah Department of Workforce Serviceshas posted other job openings within the past week including customer representatives at University of Utah Health, Zions Bank and

The United States Postal Service also needs people in data entry.

There are delivery and CDL driver openings at O`'Reilly Auto Parts, Jimmy Johns and Republic Services.

Also in demand are retail sales associates, package handlers, warehouse workers, production laborers, software developers and registered nurses.

To check out specific job openings as well as ways to apply and resources to build your resume, click here.

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