1,000 Open Jobs at Darien Lake

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 7:21 AM EDT

By WKBW News

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 7:21 AM EDT

Darien Lake Theme Park is looking to hire 1,000 more workers for the summer season, in addition to 1,500 already hired. More than 15 departments at Darien Lake need help ranging from food service and ride operations, to retail and park services. Business First says Darien Lake is the largest seasonal employer in WNY. This year, officials have invested $5 million in new rides, entertainment and lodging. The Genesee County park will open on a limited schedule, on May 12. It kicks into its full summer schedule in June.

There could be some money out there that is owed to you. Business First says area insurers have thousands of uncashed checks that have been "forgotten" by recipients. The money must be claimed by August or it goes to the state. Total dollars add up to $11 billion statewide. You can go to wkbw.com and click News Links to search for any payments under your name.

Speaking of healthcare, this week's Business First ranks area hospitals, based on the number of beds. ECMC tops the list, followed by Buffalo General, Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity and then Millard Fillmore Suburban. You can get the full list in this week's Business First.

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