As Coney Island continues its renaissance, the city is planning to hire 450 temporary workers during the expected busy summer months.
Councilman Dominic M. Recchia Jr. is one of the movers and shakers working with New York’s Economic Development Corporation to create the jobs.
“The city’s plan to fill over 450 jobs this summer in Coney Island is proof that the city is making good on its promise to bring new employment opportunities to the 50,000 residents who live in Coney Island all year round” Recchia said.
“This summer, as local residents become an even more integral part of Coney Island’s rich history, together we will usher in a new era, one that will add a new layer to the colorful legacy of Coney Island and breathe new life and prosperity into our community” he added.
The hunt for workers began last week, the first of four screenings which will continue through April. The city is looking for workers to fill jobs in the park service, to operate games at the amusement park, handle customer service, and sales.
The recruitment sessions will all take place at MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island. The first screening took place on February 27th, the second was held on March 1st, with subsequent interviews scheduled for April 24th and 26th from 12 to 6pm.