UPDATE April 1 - We have learnt this week that Universal Orlando Resort are looking to hire 800 Team Members in their Food and Beverage Team with starting rates from $16.50 - $20 per hour depending on the position. A number of these roles also include training and the potential for career progression. These starting wages are increased compared to the roles Universal announced back in February in custodial, security, parking, aquatics and paramedics (see below). For further information on the roles currently available at Universal Orlando Resort visit the official jobs page here.
February 2 - Everyone knows the long term rivalry that exists between Disney and Universal, Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. This rivalry often means that boundaries are pushed to the limits with new technologies which creates world class attractions which thrill fans every day of the year.
Well, it was announced yesterday on Fox 35 that Universal Orlando are looking to hire more than 2,500 Team Members in a whole range of positions including custodial, security, parking, aquatics and paramedics.
Universal Orlando Resort is also looking to hire staff within the Food and Beverage team. These positions include full-service wait staff, wait staff, cooks, quick service personnel, cashiers and dishwashers. Those applicants that are successful in being recruited to certain culinary positions will also have the opportunity to build their career whilst within the company.
It is said that both full-time and part-time positions are available with the hourly base rate starting at $15. Anyone who is interested in applying needs to visit the Universal jobs page for further details.
Although this is extremely positive news for both Universal Orlando Resort and for the 2,500+ people who will have the opportunity to work within the resort we mustn't forget that over 1000 Team Members were laid off after COVID-19 closures. Universal certainly appears to be trying to get back on track this year in regards to expanding its number of Team Members. Should Disney be worried?
There have been some reports that guests have been unhappier with Cast Member attitudes over the last couple of years since the COVID-19 closures which can be seen in our latest Results article, Guests Have Seen Huge Change In Disney Cast Member Attitudes.
As well as this, we are all probably aware of the sheer number of Disney fans who are saying they are going to head to Universal Orlando Resort rather than Walt Disney World due to Genie+ and Lightning changes and what to some seems like a lack of Disney magic now being seen and felt in the parks. Walt Disney World is obviously recruiting Cast Members as well but currently not on the same scale as this announcement from Universal Orlando Resort.
With Universal Orlando resort hiring 2,500 new Team Members it certainly seems like another tick in Universal's box. Let us know what you think about this positive news by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.