Universal Hiring 2,500 New Team Members as Competition With Disney Heats Up

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Are you looking for a job in the exciting world of theme parks? Universal Orlando Resort may have the solution for you.

Universal Orlando announced on Tuesday that it would be hiring 2,500 new Team Members in many different areas including attraction operations, aquatics, custodial, parking, security, paramedics, and more. Universal’s starting pay for Team Members is $15.00 per hour with some positions starting at higher rates depending on the job type and experience.

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The company said in a news release that it is also looking to add staff within the Resort’s Food & Beverage team, including full-service wait staff, cooks, cashiers, dishwashers, and many other roles.

“Universal Orlando is also now hiring for opportunities within the resort’s Food & Beverage team, with positions available in all areas including full-service wait staff, cooks, cashiers, dishwashers, quick service personnel, Food & Beverage Management roles and more. In addition, available culinary positions offer competitive starting rates and the training and opportunity to build a great culinary career.”

Universal has made it clear that it wants to compete with Walt Disney World Resort– the two companies both offer $15.00 minimum wage— and the hiring of new Team Members could potentially draw some Cast Members from Disney World, many of which have expressed dissatisfaction with the company and CEO Bob Chapek in particular.

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Universal Orlando Resort is known for its three Parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay.

While visiting Universal Orlando, Guests can enjoy many thrilling attractions including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, Hollywood Rip It, Ride It, Rock It, and The Incredible Hulk Coaster.

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In addition, Universal Orlando just announced that the Epic Universe– Universal’s newest theme park that is currently under construction-– will be completed and ready to open in 2025.

What do you think of Universal Orlando Resort adding more Team Members?

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?


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