AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Saturday was the second day for Western Massachusetts job seekers to apply for the three thousand summer work slots at Six Flags New England in Agawam. 22News counted hundreds applying when the doors opened.
There seemed to be just as many, if not more, applicants during this Saturday session than there were on Friday. Many of those looking for work seemed to know exactly the kind of position they’d like to fill.
The majority of the applicants are of school age, some looking for a job for the first time, but others have been part of the work force here in the Springfield area.
Erin Washington of Springfield told 22News, “I work at the mass mutual center during the wintertime and when they let off, I want to come and work here in the summer. I’ve been a solo artist for the last five years, I really miss working with people, the public and It was like a great place for fun.”
With summer jobs ranging from lifeguards to culinary services, applicants hope there’s a job for them at Six Flags this summer. The park opens for the season next month.