Rec Centers, Parks Most Likely to Add Staff
Overall, fewer respondents to the Industry Report survey in 2023 were planning to add staff at their facilities than in 2022. In 2023, 32.6% of all respondents said they were planning to add staff at their facilities, compared with 37.1% in 2022.
That said, some groups of respondents were more likely to be hiring in 2023 than in 2022. This includes rec centers, which were the most likely in 2023 to have plans to add staff. Some 40.4% of rec center respondents in 2023 said they had plans to add staff, up from 26.8% in 2022. Respondents from health clubs (27.3% vs. 25%) and schools (14.8% vs. 12.7%) were also more likely to be planning to add staff in 2023 than in 2022.
Though fewer park respondents in 2023 were planning to add staff than in 2022, they were still the second most likely to have such plans. Some 37.9% of park respondents in 2023 said they would be adding staff, down from 43.8% in 2022.
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