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Cedar Point offering workers $20 per hour in effort to get more applicants

Currently, Cedar Point is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week through June 23.
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Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 12:03 PM EDT
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SANDUSKY, Ohio (WILX) - Cedar Point CEO Richard Zimmerman says the park’s new $20 per-hour wage is doing the trick and attracting new, high-quality job applicants.

“We’ve seen great response over the last few weeks as we raised our wages,” Zimmerman said while speaking at the 2021 Goldman Sachs Travel & Leisure Conference. “We’ll continue to add back hours and add back days as we get deeper into June.”

As the Ohio amusement park continues to add employees, Zimmerman said it will add more hours and eventually more days to the park’s schedule.

Currently, Cedar Point is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week through June 23. Additionally, the park reduced operating hours, closing at 8 p.m. on many days. The park opened last month with its signature Frontier Days event.

In April, Cedar Point announced it would require all guests to make reservations to enter both Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark for the 2021 season.

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