PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — In the New River Valley, the YMCA of Pulaski County says it needs to fill at least 30 more job openings — both part-time and full-time — in order to be considered “fully staffed.”

The YMCA’s interim CEO, Chris Ayers, tells WFXR News that a normal staff size for the Pulaski County YMCA is around 70 people. However, only about 40 people are currently working there.

“We have lifeguard positions, we’ll have swim instructor positions, we have positions at the front desk,” said Ayers.

He says there is also a full-time opening for membership and operations, adding that they need someone who is “very detail-oriented” and has “a little bit of marketing skills.”

According to Ayers, it’s a tough job market right now, making it hard to find workers.

Despite the smaller staff, the Pulaski County YMCA has been able to keep up with demand. However, with the new school year around the corner, though, Ayers knows that positions need to be filled quickly.

“We have a whole slew of afterschool and childcare positions, everything from lead teachers to classroom assistants,” said Ayers.

In order to fill at least some of the open positions listed in the flyer below, the Pulaski County YMCA plans to hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, which is about the same time as the Y’s Back to School Bash.

Depending on the position, Ayers says potential employees will make anywhere from $13 to $20 an hour. However, everyone will need to be trained.

“All of our staff will be going through first aid and CPR,” Ayers told WFXR News. “Most of the staff will be going through 40 to 50 hours of training that we provide.”

Once the Pulaski County YMCA’s toddler classes resume in early September, all staff dealing with the children will need to be trained by the Virginia Department of Education and the Department of Social Services, according to Ayers.