Knoebels job fair set for Saturday
ELYSBURG - Knoebels Amusement Resort is scheduled to hold its tenth annual job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elysburg Fire Company, East Mill Street.
Resort officials expect to hire between 600 and 800 new and replacement seasonal workers for the 2014 season.
Combined with returning summer employees, this will employ more than 1,600 people. Most positions will be in food service, ride operations, game operations, gift shops, grounds maintenance, recycling, ticket sales, pool staff and lifeguards.
At the job fair, participants will be able to meet with representatives from each department, fill out an application and schedule an interview.
Knoebels is primarily seeking workers 16 years old and older, although there are a limited number of positions available for workers who are 14 or 15. School-aged workers are required to have working papers when hired.
In addition to a regular paycheck, Knoebels offers a number of added benefits for employees, including staff swims, a block party, Sundae Sunday and a corn roast. All employees receive Knoebels tickets and food coupons along with their paychecks.
School-aged employees are also encouraged to apply for Knoebels' scholarship program to further their educations. More than $70,000 in scholarships have been awarded since the program's beginning.
Knoebels also participates in a park exchange program which allows employees to visit Hersheypark, Dorney Park, Great Adventure and others free of charge.
Knoebels is Pennsylvania's largest free admission amusement park and the winner of numerous park related awards.