CARNIVAL AMUSEMENT & RECREATION ATTENDANTS wanted for Bates Amusement, Inc. 30 temporary and full-time positions open from 21-Mar-16 through 17-Oct-16.

Job duties: Perform variety of attending duties at amusement facility (traveling carnival). Set-up, tear-down, operate amusement rides, food concessions and/or games.
Post-employment random drug testing and background checks may be required, at no cost to the worker.
No minimum education or experience required, on-the-job training will be provided.
Work schedule varies widely, typically 40 H/W Wed-Sun, 1:00PM to 10:00PM. Employer will pay weekly amount for each week that worker is employed. Due to variability of hours, as a convenience to the workers, a prepayment plan based upon 40 hours of work per week is utilized.
The job requires the applicant to be qualified, ready, willing, able, and available to perform during the entire employment at the designated worksite; to enter into and comply with employment contract; to follow workplace rules; and to meet job performance standards.
Work starts in Wintersville, OH and traveling to: Cleveland, Heath, Massillon, East Palestine, Akron, Willowick, Newark, Mentor, Avon, Gahanna, Middleburg Hts, Johnstown, Orville, Jackson Twnshp, Marion, Brunswick, Canal Fulton, Hillard, New Lexington, Medina, Mansfield, Zanesville, Randolph, Canfield, Wooster, Delaware, Coshocton, Lancaster, OH.
Must commute from home at prior worksite to next worksite.
Optional mobile housing ($175.00 per week) and local convenience travel ($25.00 per week) are available at no cost to the worker.
Employer will pay the prevailing weekly wage for each work location, ranging from $356.40 to $429.20, average $382.26, per week.
Employer certifies that if there are additional work locations, employer will obtain applicable prevailing wage for work location and pay such wage. Merit increases and/or bonuses may be awarded at employer discretion.
Equal Opportunity, FLSA (13)(a)(3) exempt employer not subject to Federal hourly wage, overtime or recordkeeping requirements. No overtime expected. Overtime, if any, calculated and paid as per applicable regulations.
Paid weekly. A single workweek will be used to compute wages due. All deductions from the worker’s paycheck required by law will be made.
Work tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no extra cost.
H-2B workers will be reimbursed in the first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing, and other related fees, including those mandated by the government (excluding passport fees). If the worker completes 50% of the work contract period, employer will, consistent with applicable regulatory requirements, arrange and pay directly for transportation and subsistence. Workers will be provided with or reimbursed for outbound transportation and subsistence consistent with applicable regulatory requirements if the employee completes the period of employment or is dismissed from employment before the end of the period of employment. If transportation is provided, it will be by common carrier land or air conveyance at the option of the employer. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of $12.00 per day during travel without receipts to a maximum of $46.00 per day with receipts.
This job order, including its wage and working terms and conditions, is contingent upon prevailing legal interpretations of federal H-2B immigration and FLSA employment law, including Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security regulations. If any such prevailing law is rescinded, superseded, vacated, or substantially modified, then any affected portion of this job order will be similarly modified.
Bates Amusement, Inc., 1292 Bantam Ridge Rd, Wintersville, OH 43953 or fax to 740-266-3124

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Occasionally, we do hire temporary, local help for certain events throughout the year. We will be hiring temporary employees at the following events:

  • Franklin County Fair (Hilliard, Ohio)- July 16-23, 2016
  • Mahoning County Fair (Canfield, Ohio)- August 31-September 5, 2016

If interested in a temporary position, please apply using the online application and indicate which event you are available to work

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