Many Jobs in Nanny Economy, Few Qualified Applicants

Sarah Jessica Parker and a nanny take her twins Marion and Tabitha for a walk in the West Village in New York last year. Photograph by Rexusa

It’s tough to find a decent job these days, but if you’re a hard-working college graduate who can swim, play golf and tennis, make macaroni and cheese and clean up the kitchen afterward, who can deal with chaos and changing plans, devise games for a four-year-old and is cool enough to be adored by a teenager, there may be a position for you. The parents who posted this job description on sittercity.com have six high-energy kids, but you’d work just weekends and earn between $2,400 and $3,200 a month.

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