Turns out the idea of working along Chicago’s lakefront at an iconic landmark turning 100 this summer sounds like a dream job to a lot of people.
Navy Pier's Thursday first-ever job fair has sold out.
Ahead of its historic centennial celebration this summer, Navy Pier is hosting a job fair from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Crystal Gardens. Nearly 30 pier businesses are seeking to hire more than 900 seasonal workers. Job opportunties are available for Navy Pier and its partners along the pier, including bars, boats, restaurants and, yes, the new Ferris wheel.
Most opportunities are for seasonal work through the summer of 2016.
Attendees were required to pre-register for this event, which is now full. Navy Pier set a registration capacity limit of 2,500 applicants and that number was reached mid-week last week. Those who were interested in the event but were not able to register in advance can check out the Navy Pier employment site to view available job postings.
Navy Pier reminded job seekers to bring multiple copies of their resumes and wear professional attire.
Here’s the full list of participating partners:
Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze
Ben & Jerry’s
Big Bowl Chinese Express
Big Bus Chicago
Big City Chicken
Bike and Roll Chicago
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Build A Bear Workshop
Chicago Children’s Museum
DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar
Faces In Focus
Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice
Jimmy Buffet’s Magaritaville
Life in the Windy City & Varsity Stop Outfitters
Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Oh Yes Chicago!
Riva Crab House