Trumped? Six Flags Raising Employee Wages $2 Per Hour in 2018 at Jersey Park

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JACKSON-Six Flags isn’t exactly crediting President Trump with a new employee pay hike, but the company has just announced it will be increasing the wages of seasonal jobs at its Great Adventure theme park by $2 per hour this season.

Kristin Fitzgerald, spokeswoman for the park said their effort this year is geared towards hiring more local and domestic employees.    In past years, the park relied more heavily on international workers, housing them at the park’s large dormitory type facility onsite.

“We are working diligently to generate awareness for our early opening and the job opportunities it brings,” Fitzgerald said.  “We are focused on domestic recruiting this year, while in past years there has been more of a focus on international workers. They only comprise about 3% of our staffing, while decades ago it was has high as 20%.”

As for this action having anything to do with the President’s recent corporate tax incentives, Fitzgerald said, “Good question, but no.”

Six Flags Issues Press Release for 2018 Season Jobs

Six Flags Great Adventure today announced that it is has raised the wages of key park positions for the 2018 season, which kicks off March 24. Jobs in culinary services, ride operations and park services (janitorial) begin at $10 to $10.50 per hour for day shift and $10.50 to $11.50 for night shift, an approximate $2 per hour increase over 2017.

“This wage increase is a demonstration of our commitment to being the employer of choice for central New Jersey,” said Christine Parker, Six Flags’ director of human resources and administration.

Recently named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by The National Association for Business Resources for the second year in a row, Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions and paid internships, and provides team members many benefits including advancement opportunities, reward and recognition programs, educational scholarships, free park admission, incentives from area businesses and much more.

New applicants can walk into the Employment Center without an appointment during regular operating hours, or visit one of two spring job fairs. The park will host its final job fair prior to the March 24 season opening on March 11. New applicants are encouraged to visit to complete an online pre-employment application, and rehires can complete their online rehire packet.

Six Flags Spring Hiring Events:

  • Job Fairs – March 11 and May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
    • All new applicants are welcome. Six Flags Employment Center.
  • Employment Center Walk-Ins – Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • All rehires and new applicants are welcome.

Where to Apply:

  • Six Flags Great Adventure’s Employment Center
    • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
    • Enter via Employment Entrance approximately one mile west of main park entrance.

Available Positions:

Ride operations, retail, games, park services, culinary services, admissions, guest relations/VIP services, market research, loss prevention, security, landscaping, safari guides, lifeguards, entertainment performers and show technical support, accounting, cash control, corporate alliance brand ambassadors, public relations and human resources.


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