JACKSON, NJ – The labor crunch in New Jersey caused after two years of pandemic health emergency orders is starting to sound like good news for those willing to leave the unemployment system and get back to work.
Six Flags Great Adventure, in Jackson Township, is hiring and they’re paying up to $20 per hour for some seasonal labor positions.
The theme park operator announced that it will raise the hourly wage for ride operators up to $20 during its busiest times. Other key theme park positions such as security, lifeguards, and landscapers will range from $16 to $18 per hour.
“Most positions will now pay from $15 to $20 per hour, and leadership positions will pay even more. We want to recruit team members who will maintain our high standards of safety and guest service, and it’s crucial that we offer competitive wages to attract and retain these top employees,” said Park President John Winkler. “This wage increase demonstrates our commitment to being the employer of choice for central New Jersey.”
“We offer an extremely easy, new application process through text, offer virtual hiring and training for efficiency and convenience and many great perks like paid internships and flexible scheduling. We’re proud to offer job opportunities for team members as young as 14 and advancement opportunities for those focused on career growth. We welcome second-wage earners like teachers and bus drivers, and provide great opportunities for senior citizens, too,” said Human Resources Manager Samantha Katcher.
Candidates can gain immediate interviews and land thrilling jobs in more than 10 diverse departments including rides, food service, retail, and lifeguarding in preparation for Six Flags Great Adventure’s opening on April 2 and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s opening May 14. Six Flags Wild Safari opened March 19, and the park is currently hiring tour guides and gate guards.