Many say that the cost of living is higher in parts of Florida and Walt Disney World is looking to offer some assistance for those that have to meet their needs. Right now, Disney is hiring for the summer and they’re looking to bring people in for around 3,500 positions throughout the resort. While also providing jobs, the company is also trying to entice people to apply by offering signing bonuses which could reach as much as $3,000.
A spring hiring event is currently being held in different locations at the Walt Disney World Resort through May. Interested parties should apply online and Disney will contact from that point to inform of the next step in the process.
As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, the busy summer has Disney looking for additional people to hire as cast members, as they are expecting a greatly increased number of guests.
With Toy Story Land officially opening on June 30 and plenty of other fun summer activities and events planned, Disney is expecting a rush of crowds. Last year, they brought in summer help but it was only around 1,000 jobs that they needed to fill.
Even though some of the positions are part-time, Disney is offering bonuses for all those hired and they are at least double the bonuses offered in 2017.
Here are some of the positions that Walt Disney World is hiring for and the hiring bonuses associated with them.
- Lifeguard (full-time or part-time) – $1,000
- Lifeguard (seasonal) – $500
- Bus drivers – $500
- Culinary Chefs – $3,000
- Housekeepers (full-time or part-time) – $1,250
The signing bonuses won’t be given out right away, as Disney wants to make sure that the new cast members are going to stick around. The bonuses will be issued out after training and a period of 30 days on the job.
Along with this hiring rush, Disney is going to have a number of other job fairs in the coming weeks that prospective employees can attend.
- May 2, 2018 – Lifeguard positions at Typhoon Lagoon
- May 9, 2018 – Housekeeping positions at the Walt Disney World Resort Casting Center
- Through May 31, 2018 – Bus driver positions can be applied for online
Walt Disney World almost always has some different positions open here and there, but knowing that the company is currently looking to hire around 3,000 people for the summer is huge. While most of the jobs are for the busy summer season, it is always possible that some cast members could be kept on past those months. Along with the full-time or part-time positions, it’s rather difficult to look past the hiring bonuses that could bring in a lot of extra money in a hurry.