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Disney and Other Employers In Orlando, Florida

Updated on August 6, 2015
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.

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The Wonderful World of Disney

Some people begin working at Disney theme parks in high school and college, leave for their trained careers, and come back in retirement years because it is a different world that they love.

Others make it their first job at age 16 and stay until their dying day, sometime working in another career and returning the to park in the evenings or on weekends. They cannot get enough and never tire of the sights, sounds, and people.

Orlando is one of the cities around the world that offers such opportunities for recreation, work, and adventure.


Orlando-Kissimmee Area of Florida

The Greater Orlando Area, including the statistical unit known as Orlando-Kissimmee, is recognized by national economists as one of the Top 25 Best Large Cities in the US for Jobs and Business success. The metro area is home to approximately 2,000,000 people and is located in Central Florida, north of the Everglades.

Largest Employers in Orlando - Kissimmee

  1. Walt Disney World
  2. Orange County Public Schools
  3. Adventist Health System (Florida Hospital)
  4. Universal Orlando Resort
  5. Orlando Regional Healthcare
  6. Publix Supermarkets Inc.
  7. University of Central Florida
  8. Westgate Resorts/Central Florida Investments
  9. Lockheed Martin - Part of the NASA Commercial Crew
  10. Seminole County Public Schools
  11. Darden Restaurants

Walt Disney World Resort is in the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a city zone devoted to industrial and residential upgrade and growth.

Disney Professional Internships - Walt Disney World Resort

Other local businesses include SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort.

Downtown Orlando is under a large redevelopment project to extend well into the 21st century, with growth in construction as well as other businesses. Orlando maintains its place as second largest American city in total number of hotel rooms.

The Disney College Program - Summer Jobs and Internships

Fastest Growing Jobs in Central Florida

The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in Orlando-Kissimmee are on the the following list. Many of them involve Healthcare and/or Information Technology (IT) as well as Educational and Legal Services.

  1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  2. Home Health Aides
  3. Physician Assistants
  4. Pharmacy Technicians
  5. Medical Assistants
  6. Computer Software Engineers
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Special Education Teachers - Preschool through Elementary.
  9. Respiratory Therapists
  10. Paralegals and Legal Assistants

An additional 10 of the fastest growing jobs in the area include Services and IT as well as Healthcare and others:

  • Court Reporters
  • Computer Software Engineers
  • Database Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Special Education Teachers, Middle School
  • Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Survey Researchers

In addition to these twenty occupations, there weill be thousands of additional jobs in Food Preparation at all levels and Retail Sales by 2015, just in the Greater Orlando Area alone.

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Focus on Lake Mary, Florida

In the Greater Orlando Area, Lake Mary is a booming town. It is touted as the best site in Central Florida for business relocation and business investments. Increases in numbers of new businesses and expansions of current businesses translates into more jobs for more people and greater sales and profits for businenss owners in a strong enconomy that attracts new residents and consumers. Plus, Lake Mary has no city income tax.

Money Magazine named Lake Mary FL in 2008 as #4 out of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.

Wadley-Donovan Group, Inc. research shows that Seminole County labor pool be the most highly educated in Central Florida. Managerial skills are high on the list of qualifications that they possess and that are needed in Orlando Area Jobs. Company recruiters are able to hire many people that transfer into the St. Marys area, while numerous families are moving into the region to purchases home.

Lake Mary teams with the local Seminole County government, the Chamber of Commerce, and the county Economic Development Commission to develop new jobs and positive business trends in the area. Together, they distribute information with the goals of attracting additional new residents to fill the open high-pay jobs in the region.

North Orlando Suburbs

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Lake Mary Businesses

Lake Mary and adjacent communities support the following successful large businesses that employee substantial numbers of workers:

  1. AT&T
  2. AAA National Headquarters
  3. Recoton Corporation
  4. Siemens-Stromberg Carlson
  5. Strang Communications
  6. WOFL-TV Channel 35
  7. WKCF TV-18
  8. Cincinnati Bell Information Systems
  9. Bellsouth Mobility

Orlando Area Sports

College Team Sports

  • Central Florida Knights

Professional Team Sports

Many sports tournaments are held on the sites of Disney World in their luxury hotels and other venues. This often includes AAU Junior Olympics, THE US OPENS of several martial arts federations, and many other sports.

Jobs and internships may be available throughout the year as well as during peak tourism months in any of the sports teams and related businesses, concessions, venue staff, etc.

Colleges and Universities


Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

Native American-owned Businesses

Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

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      Hiring orlando 6 years ago is the preferred spot to find fresh local jobs.

      Hiring Jobs in Orlando

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Very informative hub! :)

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      TheDisneyVacation 7 years ago

      Good thing the attractions contribute to the number of jobs in Orlando. This could be a great news despite the economic meltdown we had from last year.

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      rawnak 9 years ago