Faced with hundreds of jobs to fill, and a shortage of workers to fill them, Canobie Lake Park bumped up its recruiting efforts this summer, taking out more ads and offering employees unlimited access to the amusement park during the week.

Canobie Lake also opened up more jobs to a group of workers it had previously limited: 15-year-olds.

These younger teens come with more restrictions on the hours they can work, but park supervisors had little choice, given how many older teens are getting snapped up by other businesses, said brand manager Chris Nicoli.

Young people are motivated to work, he said, even if they might have more to learn, or un-learn. For starters, he said, “They’re constantly attached to their phones.”