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December 26, 2018 -- Whether you’re a teen who’s new to the job market, a college student looking for a spring/summer position or a retiree bringing years of experience to a whole new venture, mark your calendar for 2019’s first Playland Job Fair, Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted at this event for the first 300 candidates to arrive.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “So many people I meet tell me that their very first summer job was at Playland, and they inevitably have stories to share about how they enjoyed bringing smiles to thousands of faces all season long. From our front-line staffers who greet the public every day to those whose behind-the-scenes work helps keep the park humming, every job is vital in creating wonderful visitor experiences.”

Positions to be filled include cashiers, ride operators, lifeguards, park management, EMTs, mechanics, custodial staff, I.T. technicians, human resources interns, marketing interns and a junior graphic designer. Playland’s seasonal employment runs from April through September.

Although no prior experience is required for most positions, prospective employees should have a positive attitude, enthusiasm, good communication skills and the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Some positions require applicants to be a minimum of 18 years of age. Applicants under age 18 who plan to complete their application prior to the job fair must have the form signed by a parent or guardian to be considered for an interview. Those under 18 who wish to complete their application onsite at the job fair must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign the form in order for an interview to take place.

Eligible applicants who may wish to enroll for direct deposit must bring a voided blank check or a bank-issued direct deposit setup form that includes routing number and account number printed on the document.

To apply during the job fair, bring a completed application, a valid photo identification, Social Security card plus contact information for three references. Applications can be obtained by calling (914) 813-7010, or at PlaylandPark.org, where an application can be downloaded or submitted online.

The County of Westchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.