updated: 2/10/2009 12:52:51 PM

[UPDATED] Holiday World Flooded With Job Applications

Inside INdiana Business.com Report

 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari President Will Koch says the number of applicants has exceeded his expectations.

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus says it has received nearly two-and-a-half times the number of job applications compared to this time last year. The family entertainment venue has already held three job fairs and has two more scheduled to help fill more than 2,000 seasonal openings. Holiday World opens for the season on May 2 and Splashin' Safari opens May 15.

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Press Release

SANTA CLAUS, IND.- Following three weekend Job Fairs, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials are reviewing nearly two-and-a-half times as many job applications as they received during the same time last year. Two final Job Fairs are planned this week to help fill more than 2,000 seasonal openings, a record number for the park.

Job seekers may arrive at the park any time during the Job Fairs, which will feature representatives from the park’s various departments, including Rides, Food & Beverage, Lifeguards, Sweepers, Merchandise, and more. Applicants may speak with multiple department representatives and then apply to work for one or more departments. Job interviews will be conducted at that time.

The Job Fairs will be held:

Thursday, February 12, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Saturday, February 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon CST

First-year employees will earn a base rate of $6.55 to $7.70 an hour. Benefits include: $200-$250 Summer Attendance Reward, automatic 70-cent pay raise in July, personal Season Pass plus one-day tickets, park food and merchandise discounts, free soft drinks, employee parties, weekly incentive programs, and more.

This season, the park will again offer an Employee Transportation Program for seasonal employees who would not otherwise have a ride to work. Available at a nominal fee, bus rides will be offered in Warrick, Vanderburgh and Perry Counties in Indiana, plus Kentucky’s Hancock and Daviess Counties.

Job seekers are encouraged to attend one of the remaining Job Fairs; most of the positions still available are in the Rides and Food & Beverage departments. Parking is available in the main guest parking lot. Job applicants should bring the following: Social Security number, dates of non-availability (days needed off for returning to school, band camp, family vacations, etc.), information about past job experience, plus names and phone numbers of references. A downloadable job application is available online: www.holidayworld.com/jobs.

The majority of the positions are available to applicants 16 years and older by May 2009. Additional jobs require a minimum age of 14 years by May. Applicants must be at least 14 years old on the date of the Job Fair to apply. Retirees and other adults seeking seasonal employment are also encouraged to apply.

Holiday World opens for the season on May 2 with the premiere of Pilgrims Plunge, the world’s tallest water ride; Splashin' Safari opens May 15. For more information about park job opportunities, visit www.holidayworld.com/jobs; please email hr@holidayworld.com or call 812-937-5252 with any questions.

Source: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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