Applicants queue for hours in cold to work at Disneyland Shanghai

Job seekers have been lining up in the cold for as long as five to six hours, hoping to find employment at the soon to be opened Shanghai Disneyland.
Job seekers have been lining up in the cold for as long as five to six hours, hoping to find employment at the soon to be opened Shanghai Disneyland. PHOTO: SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT

SHANGHAI (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Shanghai Disneyland is 98 days away from unveiling its wonders to the public, and employee recruitment has hastened this month, Shanghai Morning Post reported on Thursday.

The benefits and career development the company provides has kept job hunters lining up in the cold for as long as five to six hours, the report said.

Ms Shen, who walked out of the Disneyland recruitment office at 3pm on Wednesday, told a reporter that she arrived at 10 am and had just finished the interview.

Trying to get a job with the retailing service booth, she didn't make a reservation online and found herself waiting with other 30 people early in the morning.

"If your online application got accepted, you can just walk in and join the next round of interviews," she said.

"Many applicants were denied because of the lack of experience or their age... sometimes they eliminate an applicant within a minute."

 
 

The reporter found that few applicants were offered jobs.

Ms Zhang, a college student, got a job as an intern. She may be hired after she graduates, if she makes it through the trial phase of the job.

Ms Shen was one of the lucky applicants who made it to the final interview.

"I was told that all positions are very popular," she said.

Even though all positions are filled at this point, there's still a "waiting list" posted by the company's human resources department.

Anyone on the list has a chance to be hired once there's a job opening, the newspaper said.