Universal Orlando raises pay as it adds new jobs for WWoHP
Universal Orlando has said that they will be raising starting pay for employees from $8 an hour to $9 an hour beginning June 1. The resort is currently in the process of trying to fill hundreds of new openings, ahead of the impending opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley this summer.
The new pay scale will go into effect on June 1 and will move Universal ahead of Walt Disney World in terms of starting pay rates. Universal has said that they are looking to hire around 3,500 new employees this year, fueled by a sweeping expansion that includes Diagon Alley, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Hotel, and eight new CityWalk venues.
The resort plans to hold a virtual job fair this Saturday. Candidates can apply online between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT for hourly park positions, including some still available in Diagon Alley.
Qualified applicants will receive a phone call that day from a Universal human resources employee to conduct a phone interview or to schedule an in-person interview.
Universal also plans to hold an open house job fair at CityWalk on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to recruit for positions across the retail district. To find out more about these events click here.
The 3,500 jobs that Universal says it plans to add this year include full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions.
As we reported yesterday, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley is set to open mid-June, according to the chairman of Lowes Hotels.