FL: Universal Orlando to Add 1,500 Jobs Now, 14,000 Jobs Later

26 Feb, 2020

When Universal Orlando Resort’s future Epic Universe theme park opens in Orlando, Fla., in 2023, the venture will add 14,000 new jobs to the local economy. 
For the near-term, though Universal Orlando Resort is kicking off another major hiring boom, with about 1,500 positions of all types to fill. The company is seeking to fill leadership positions, in addition to full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. The theme park company is owned and operated by Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp.
Universal said positions are available in attractions, aquatics, food services, culinary, merchandise, custodial, warehouse, entrance operations, sales and more. In addition, there are professional career opportunities available in supporting IT, marketing and sales, digital analytics, finance, tech services and entertainment.
The tourism industry is a $75.2 billion economic engine that employs hundreds of thousands of workers in the region, and drew a record 75 million visitors to Central Florida in 2018, the most recent data available.