Universal Orlando Resort is stepping up its search for new team members for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions now available across the entire destination. Positions, including management roles, are available in areas such as Food Services, Attractions, Operations – and beyond.

New team members will be part of the 3,500 new employees Universal Orlando hires in 2014 as the resort opens eight new Universal CityWalk venues, the Cabana Bay Beach Resort hotel and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Diagon Alley.

Base hourly pay for Universal team members – including all those hired beginning today – will increase to $9 from $8 on June 1.  The increase is part of Universal Orlando’s ongoing effort to provide the best possible work environment for its team members.  Base rates will continue to be reviewed moving forward.

As part of its recruitment efforts, Universal Orlando will hold a virtual job fair on Saturday, May 10. Qualified candidates applying online between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for hourly parks positions, including those still available in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley or at CityWalk, will receive a call from a human resources professional that day to conduct a phone interview or schedule an in-person interview.

Universal Orlando will also hold an Open House Job Fair at Universal CityWalk on Tuesday, May 13 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to recruit all positions for the exciting new venues already open or coming soon – including Antojitos, Vivo, Hot Dog Hall of Fame – and more.

Universal Orlando provides an exciting work environment for Team Members with great perks like free park admission, discounts, complimentary guest passes and more.

Applications are being accepted now with some positions starting immediately.  Interested candidates can apply online at www.UniversalOrlandoJobs.com to be considered. Interviews will be scheduled by invitation for qualified candidates.