Acadia National Park reports delays in hiring due to government shutdown

Published: Feb. 5, 2019 at 4:38 PM EST
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Maine's Acadia National Park says it's struggling to fill summer jobs due to the federal government shutdown.

The Bangor Daily News reports park officials said Monday they are behind schedule in hiring more than 100 seasonal workers who help make sure the park's facilities are open by mid-April.

Acadia superintendent Kevin Schneider says he has authorized supervisors to work overtime on weekends to help catch up.

The park remained open to the public during the shutdown, but public restrooms were unavailable and there was no trash collection.

The 35-day shutdown ended Jan. 26 with a temporary agreement that provides full funding through Feb. 15.

Park spokeswoman Christie Anastasia says the possibility of another shutdown has officials "holding our breath."