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June 3, 2004
Lowndes County - School is out and many teens are starting their search for the perfect job. One South Georgia business is putting them to work and attracting employees from all over the world.
Cesar Javear is getting a sweet taste of the American way of life. "I think this is a very good country," said Javear.
He left his home in the Dominican Republic to spend the summer working at Wild Adventures. "We make cotton candy, sell popcorn, and drinks like Coke and Sprite," said Javear.
International students like Cesar are scattered all over the park, from food services to the rides. "I make sure everybody is safe," said Luis Carpio. They're part of a partnership between the park and an international staffing agency. "It's so they can get the chance to work and interact with people in another country and learn more about America," said Todd Douthit, Human Resources Director.
Last year, about 40 students came from overseas to work here at Wild Adventures. They did such a good job that the park decided to hire double that amount to work this summer. "We will be right at 100 international students and they will be a lot more diverse group than last year," said Douthit.
The experience helps them improve their foreign language skills and teaches them good work ethics. "It's really hard and you have to prepare and be ready all the time.
The students will head back to their home countries in August, but some like Cesar say they hope to return to work here next year.