Good job opportunities are few and far between these days. And when the good ones do present themselves, they’re usually snatched up before you can even dust off your resume.
And that’s why we get pretty excited around here when we hear about companies hiring hundreds of people at once.
So here’s some good news: Disney World, Universal Studios, Comcast and Hulu are all hiring a lot of people this year. Read on to see if one of these jobs is right for you!
1. Disney World is Hiring 1,000 People
In anticipation of opening of its newest attraction Pandora: The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is hiring up to 1,000 new cast members. Positions will be available at each of the four main parks, the water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney Springs and at more than 20 of the nearby resort hotels.
The company is looking to fill both full- and part-time positions, specifically in food and beverage, transportation, safety and parking.
Aside from the obvious advantage of getting to spend each day at the Happiest Place on Earth, the benefits and perks Disney cast members enjoy are pretty sweet: discounts at dining, merchandise and recreation locations, including the resort hotels; free theme park admission, plus a few free and discounted admission tickets for friends and family; on-site child care; exclusive sneak previews of new rides, attractions and parks; wellness programs; and the list goes on!
Full-time employees can also qualify for health insurance, vacation and sick leave. Both full- and part-time positions may be eligible for retirement plans.
Pay varies by position and experience, but Disney pays all cast members weekly.
Go here to apply to become a Disney cast member — and make dreams come true!
2. Comcast is Hiring 5,500 People
Comcast is hiring 5,500 people across the country to fill mostly entry-level customer support roles.
The customer service roles will pay $16 an hour and up, depending on experience.
Full-time Comcast employees enjoy benefits such as comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plans, 401(k) matching, and courtesy TV and internet service.
Go here to search current openings and apply for a career at Comcast.
3. Hulu is Hiring 500 People
The streaming video service recently announced it’s opening a new headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. The company says the facility will create 300 jobs by the end of 2017 and an additional 200 jobs by the end of 2018.
Employees at Hulu receive health, vision and dental insurance, a 401(k) match, vacation time and sick days, plus additional bonuses such as a $40 monthly wellness stipend and, supposedly, lots of free food.
Pay depends on position and experience.
You can go here to see what positions Hulu is hiring for in your area.
4. Universal Studios is Hiring 1,700 People
Universal Studios Orlando announced earlier this year that it’s hiring 1,700 new team members before the opening of its newest water park, Volcano Bay, this summer.
Culinary, food services, security and safety (including more than 400 lifeguards), custodial, ticket sales, transportation and parking attendant positions are available. So basically everything.
Benefits for Universal team members include free park admission, discounts on food and merchandise, complimentary guest passes and discounts on resort hotels.
Pay varies by position.
You can go here to browse open positions and apply to become a Universal Orlando team member.
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Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.