Atlantans looking for full- and part-time employment are invited to a job fair for the newly approved 20-story Ferris wheel soon to be erected near Centennial Olympic Park. According to Atlanta Partners LLC, SkyView Atlanta is expecting to employ about 50 people.
A job fair for the attraction has been set for Wednesday June 5, and will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Omni hotel. Atlanta Partners says that most of the positions will pay between $9 and $13 an hour. Jobs include wheel operator, loader/unloader, ticket seller, greeter, porter and wheel maintenance technician.
The company reports that the attraction will be among the cheaper options downtown, with rides costing $13.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. Atlanta Partners LLC noted that the price is the cheapest average price of any attraction in the Centennial Olympic Park area.
Discount tickets will also be offered to seniors, members of the military, and groups of more than 20 riders.
The Ferris wheel will make its home in the southern end of Centennial Olympic Park, in what is currently a public parking lot next to The Tabernacle. It will be within walking distance from World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, and the Georgia World Congress Center.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Riders will go around in 42 six-person, air conditioned gondolas. There also will be a VIP gondola with all-leather seating, a TV monitor and a champagne/wine bucket.
Each flight takes between 12 and 15 minutes and includes four rotations around the wheel.