New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the
Department of Small Business Services (SBS), the Alliance for Coney
Island and Council Member Mark Treyger today announced a recruitment
event to fill over 800 jobs at businesses in Coney Island. Over 200 of
the available positions are with the Amphitheater at Coney Island, a
premiere concert venue opening in summer 2016. The recruiting event
began on Monday, April 25 and will continue through Thursday, April 28
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MCU Park. While walk-in applicants are
welcome, attendees can expedite the screening process by pre-registering
online at http://bit.ly/ConeyIsland2016. Through the first day, over 1,000 people have already registered for the four day recruitment event.
only will the Amphitheater at Coney Island bring arts, entertainment,
and investment into the local economy – we’re also making sure it’s
providing jobs for New Yorkers in the neighborhood, said NYCEDC
President Maria Torres-Springer. “All told, this job fair will provide
the Coney Island community with access to over 800 jobs with ten great
“SBS is committed to opening doors to employment
and economic opportunity through our Workforce1 Career Center system.
Summer opportunities like the ones offered in Coney Island can be an
important step toward long-term employment, and we look forward to
supporting NYCEDC and Alliance for Coney Island in sourcing candidates
and ensuring local businesses have the talent they need,” said Gregg
Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services.
Alliance for Coney Island is happy to be a part of the second round of
workforce screening events in 2016,” said Johanna Zaki, Executive
Director at the Alliance for Coney Island. “With businesses both old and
new in the Coney Island community participating in this event, they are
able to hire qualified local candidates that can take advantage of job
opportunities within their own community."
“Summer in Coney Island
means fun in the sun for New Yorkers and visitors from across the
globe, but it also means employment opportunities for residents of our
community,” said Council Member Mark Treyger. “I believe strongly in the
need to ensure that Coney Island’s amusement district serves the needs
of Coney Island residents, as well as visitors. The amusement district
is only as successful as the hardworking employees behind the scenes.
With the addition of the new Amphitheater, there are ample positions
available. These recruitment fairs provide interested jobseekers with an
efficient and informative way of getting their foot in the door. I
encourage those seeking employment to make their way to MCU Park and
apply today! Thank you to Economic Development Corporation, the
Department of Small Business Services, the Alliance for Coney Island,
iStar, Livenation, Legends, and the Brooklyn Cyclones for working
together to provide an easily accessible location where interested local
residents can have all of their questions answered.”
“We are very
excited that the new Coney Island Amphitheater is creating new and
exciting economic possibilities for our community,” said Assembly Member
Pamela Harris. “This project has not only created hundreds of new jobs
for hardworking families in Brooklyn but is a unique opportunity to grow
our local businesses.”
The brand new Coney Island Amphitheater is
seeking to fill front- and back- of house jobs including bartenders,
cooks, maintenance staff, and supervisors. The Amphitheater has an
impressive lineup scheduled for this summer, including Erykyah Badu,
Jill Scott, Impractical Jokers, The Beach Boys, Ziggy Marley, Boston,
Sugar Hill Gang, Jane’s Addiction, 311, and Matisyahu, among others. In
addition to the Amphitheater, the adjoining Childs Building, a New York
City Landmark, will feature a restaurant with hospitality services
provided by Legends and other local businesses will be offering
positions available for a May start-date. Positions include supervisors,
bartenders, security guards, ushers, bar backs, alcohol compliance
representatives, cooks, and prep cooks, among others.
Amphitheater at Coney Island is a key component of NYCEDC’s efforts to
revitalize the iconic Coney Island amusement district. Incorporating the
historic former Childs Restaurant, the 5,000 seat venue will join the
new Seaside Park Community and Arts Center, nearly 2.5 acres of newly
accessible public space on the Coney Island Boardwalk. NYCEDC helped
facilitate a deal with iStar to develop the Amphitheater.
recruitment event will also offer an additional 600-plus jobs, spanning
across iconic Coney Island businesses including Deno’s Wonder Wheel
Park, Luna Park, Nathan’s Famous, Ruby’s, and other local businesses.
Facilitated by NYCEDC’s HireNYC initiative, the event offers a
streamlined-hiring process for attendees in partnership with the City’s
Workforce1 center network. Applicants can pre-register for the event or
walk-in the day of, be screened by Workforce1 representatives, and be
scheduled for an interview should there be a good fit. Most positions
begin in May.
In the 2015 season, HireNYC’s Coney Island
recruitment events helped place over 350 candidates. Over the past 6
years, over 1,500 candidates have been hired through these events.
HireNYC is a free program that connects the city's workforce
development services to economic development projects. HireNYC
collaborates with NYCEDC, real estate developers, businesses and
communities to assess business opportunities and job creation. Learn
more at http://nycedc.com/program/hirenyc.