American Dream holds hiring event to fill 1,200 positions

The American Dream megamall is not set to open until October, but those operating the mall held a job fair Wednesday to start filling positions.

News 12 Staff

Jul 25, 2019, 2:38 AM

Updated 1,765 days ago

Share:

The American Dream megamall is not set to open until October, but those operating the mall held a job fair Wednesday to start filling positions.
Hundreds of people gathered at Bergen County Community College in Lyndhurst for the job fair. There are currently 1,200 open positions inside the mall. Potential candidate Anna Pansini says that she has been waiting for this opportunity and is ready to move on from her two part-time jobs.
"I'm looking for a full-time position in marketing or advertising,” she says. "I've seen them build American Dream for 12 years living right down the road and I certainly hope I can help expand them and promote them."
Some who attended the job fair are right out of college and looking for their first jobs.
"It's close. Hopefully, I'd be able to work my way up in the company. I just graduated college and trying to get in the engineering field,” says Justin Esteves.
Positions available include lifeguards for the water park, ride operators within the Nickelodeon theme park, cashiers, maintenance and more. After handing off their resumes, all were told to apply online. The candidates were told they would be contacted in August.
Mall owner Triple Five has said the site would eventually provide for 16,000 jobs Companies like Five Guys Burgers, Sephora and Zales have already put out a notice that they are hiring.
The job fair will continue Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


More from News 12
6:07
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12

2:10
Weather improves overnight; sunny and warm Friday ahead to start the holiday weekend

Weather improves overnight; sunny and warm Friday ahead to start the holiday weekend

1:40
New Jersey travelers say high gas prices, traffic won’t deter them from holiday getaway

New Jersey travelers say high gas prices, traffic won’t deter them from holiday getaway

2:59
Fallen trees cause widespread damage as powerful storm tears through West Milford

Fallen trees cause widespread damage as powerful storm tears through West Milford

0:17
Shocking car crash caught on camera in Manchester Township

Shocking car crash caught on camera in Manchester Township

1:08
Water main break in Hackensack sends water shooting up into the air

Water main break in Hackensack sends water shooting up into the air

0:37
Jersey Proud: Senior citizens help clean up banks of Musconetcong River

Jersey Proud: Senior citizens help clean up banks of Musconetcong River

0:55
Parents of Seton Hall student who died while isolated with COVID-19 file lawsuit

Parents of Seton Hall student who died while isolated with COVID-19 file lawsuit

0:23
Two charged in fatal Jersey City shooting

Two charged in fatal Jersey City shooting

1:23
Floodwater running ‘over the train track bridge like a waterfall’ traps driver in Avenel

Floodwater running ‘over the train track bridge like a waterfall’ traps driver in Avenel

1:32
Gov. Murphy calls out Amtrak for system failures, says it ‘disrupts quality of life’ for NJ residents

Gov. Murphy calls out Amtrak for system failures, says it ‘disrupts quality of life’ for NJ residents

1:17
Rutgers University president defends making deals with pro-Palestinian protesters

Rutgers University president defends making deals with pro-Palestinian protesters

0:21
Police seek public’s help identifying man who robbed Lopatcong credit union

Police seek public’s help identifying man who robbed Lopatcong credit union

0:19
Police: 1 person injured, 1 arrested following incident in Wall Township

Police: 1 person injured, 1 arrested following incident in Wall Township

0:57
Officer who arrested Scottie Scheffler disciplined for not having bodycam activated

Officer who arrested Scottie Scheffler disciplined for not having bodycam activated

1:50
Jersey Shore towns kick off summer pedestrian safety campaign ahead of Memorial Day

Jersey Shore towns kick off summer pedestrian safety campaign ahead of Memorial Day

News 12 Book Club

News 12 Book Club

1:41
Best Beaches: We are kicking off the unofficial start to summer at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach

Best Beaches: We are kicking off the unofficial start to summer at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach

0:20
Car carrier truck breaks out in fire on New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny

Car carrier truck breaks out in fire on New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny

0:24
Prosecutors: Homeless man accused of sexually assaulting child at Morristown park

Prosecutors: Homeless man accused of sexually assaulting child at Morristown park