Disney World is now hiring after tens of thousands of layoffs! This is great news as it not only means jobs are coming back, but perhaps that the theme parks could be expecting more business in the near future.
Disney is hiring.
The job listing is for bus drivers at Walt Disney World Resort and is currently the only job listing for either Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Here is what the listing says:
The Walt Disney World® Resort is recruiting Transportation Bus Drivers who are positive, dependable and focused on maintaining the safety of our guests as they travel throughout multiple routes within our parks and resorts. As a part of our passionate team, you would be expected to observe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and other state and local traffic laws, and meet Department of Transportation Physical Standards.
A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is not necessary to be considered for the Transportation Bus Driver role, but will be required if hired into the role. If selected, you will receive paid training to obtain your CDL and the cost of the CDL will be reimbursed by the company. Candidates must obtain/have a valid Florida Driver’s License to begin the CDL process.
This is meaningful as so many Cast Members lost their jobs in 2020. The starting rate for this position is listed at $17 an hour which is well above minimum wage. We know that Disney recently announced that their Magical Express bus transportation service from the Walt Disney World Resort to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will be ending in 2022. The Magical Express buses were operated by Mears Transportation.
There is a chance this new job listing could meet a need for Mears employees who will be losing their jobs. It could, also, of course, help others who are looking for steady employment during these difficult times.
What this could mean for Disney World theme parks.
This listing could indicate that the Walt Disney World Resort is expecting to run more buses in the near future. This is great news as more buses would mean more Guests at Disney World, and that could lead to even more jobs opening back up at the resort.
Disney World has been operating at limited capacity with success, and no known outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied to Walt Disney World since it reopened to Guests.
We will have to see if this is the start of Walt Disney World rehiring and opening more jobs in the future!
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