AGAWAM, Mass (WWLP) – The Thrill Capital of New England is ready for rapid hiring, debuting a new, streamlined application program this weekend. Six Flags New England has officially kicked off it’s hiring spree for the 2023 season, and they are doing it a little differently this year.
The theme park seeks to fill three-thousand part-time and seasonal positions, in every department, all across the park. This year’s hiring spree is geared heavily toward fast, remote applications.
Anyone who is interested is encouraged apply remotely. The Rapid Hiring Program is designed for speed and efficiency and can be completed entirely online, even using your mobile device.
“Mom dad if you’re watching and you’re nervous, ‘oh my kids have never had a job before…’ That’s what we do, we make great team members,” said Six Flags Communications Manager Jennifer McGrath.
On Sunday, Six Flags held an in-person hiring event being held at the Six Flags Human Resource Building, 1756 Main Street in Agawam. They’re hiring for all positions including rides, lifeguards, food and beverage, admissions, retail, entertainment, EMT’s, security and more.
“For folks, especially young college students that are in their dorm rooms, they can now apply. [They can] go through the interview process and get a job all in the comfort of their PJ’s or dorm room,” said McGrath.
The move to remote was based on feedback from team members. They say that focus on their team members is why they aren’t the least bit worried about filling their thousands of positions.
Jennifer McGrath told 22News, “We actually capitalize on so many great folks like; young at hearts retirees wanting a second income, or teachers. The perfect window while schools are out, and of course those students that come and join us.”
If you have summer plans though, that’s no worry either.
“We are extremely flexible we understand that folks have sports and other activities that we will work around. and we want our students and friends to enjoy their summers, and we’re great at that,” McGrath added.
But don’t take it from her, going right to the source 22News spoke to two young applicants looking for their first work. “I’ve heard a lot of nice people work here so I feel like the environment will be very welcoming,” expressed Hayden Gebo.
Gabriella Gebo added, “Being able to just work with people in general will be a new experience, and meeting new people.”
The hiring spree isn’t even close to over so don’t worry, “We are very flexible, we have three-thousand positions. I’d like to think we can hire them all this weekend, but were going to be doing hiring all the way well through summer and even into fall,” said McGrath.
Pay begins at $15 an hour and you get free admission to the park as a perk. Interested applicants must be 16.