Cedar Point has shared a two-in-one park update on social media today, announcing that wages will be increased for all seasonal and part-time positions, as well as that the park will be closed for select days this summer.
In the announcement, which you can read below, Cedar Point shared that more than 300 full-time, year-round positions with benefits were added to their food & beverage team; a $500 seasonal sign-on bonus for associates was also introduced.
We want to be sure we are delivering fun and memorable experiences to our guests. As we’re seeing across a wide range of industries, the availability of labor continues to be a challenge.
We’ve added more than 300 full-time, year-round positions — with benefits — to our food & beverage team, we’ve introduced a $500 seasonal sign-on bonus for associates and we’re now increasing the 2021 seasonal and part-time wage for all positions to $20/hr, a 100% increase over 2020 wage rates. Associates enjoy the one-of-a-kind “office” of Cedar Point as their workplace, complimentary tickets for family and friends, special events throughout the summer, the chance to forge friendships and learn new skills that extend beyond a summer job, all in effort to carry out Cedar Point’s mission of making people happy.
While we’ve ramped up these recruiting efforts, we continue to adjust our operating calendar based on the availability of seasonal labor. As a result, Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark will be closed select days in June. We encourage guests to visit CedarPoint.com for the most up-to-date calendar.Official statement from Cedar Point
In addition, it was announced that the 2021 seasonal and part-time wage for all positions would be increased to $20 per hour — offering, on average, a significant amount more than some of the other theme parks in the industry.
This is one of many moves being made by the theme parks as of late to attract more applicants. Alongside updating the Disney Look to promote more inclusion within the company, allowing potential cast members to have tattoos and more flexibility in how they express themselves at work is certainly an enticing idea for potential employees.
The announcement also revealed that, due to the lack of available seasonal labor, Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark will be closed on select days in June. The most up-to-date operation calendar can be found online.