Universal Orlando Resort has announced it will hire nearly 3,500 new team members during 2014 for a wide range of managerial, professional, high-tech, guest service and other positions.
The new jobs will be permanent positions due to growth across Universal Orlando's entire destination. They are in addition to more than 3,500 new jobs Universal Orlando has already created since 2009.
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the new jobs Friday during a news conference at Universal Orlando following a tour of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley construction site. The more than 20-acre site will be home to Universal Orlando's newest theme park entertainment project. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will be located at Universal Studios, one of two Universal Orlando Resort theme parks. It complements The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade, which opened at the adjacent Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in 2010.
Universal Orlando is also opening a new, 1,800-room hotel called the Cabana Bay Beach Resort later this year. The new hotel will be Universal Orlando's fourth on-site hotel and will feature 900 family suites and 900 standard guest rooms. In addition, a transformation of Universal's CityWalk began in late 2013 and will continue through 2014 - bringing a total of eight new venues to the entertainment complex.
The new positions will serve The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal CityWalk and other areas. They include:
Management opportunities in theme park operations, food and beverage, retail and hospitality
Skilled technical positions
Hourly positions in guest services, theme park operations, food and beverage, retail, hospitality and other areas
About 40 percent of the new jobs will be managerial, high-tech or other highly skilled positions. Hiring will begin immediately. People can visit http://www.universalorlandojobs.com/ for information and to apply for the new positions.