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NEAAPA Weekly News - April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021


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RWS Entertainment Group Launches New Hospitality Staffing Solution for Theme Parks, Hospitality Staffing Solution for Theme Parks, Hotels and Resorts

RWS Entertainment Group, a New York-based full-service production company and a leader for branded experiences worldwide, today announced the launch of RWS Staffing, a turn-key staffing solution for theme parks and resorts. This innovative service supports the extensive live entertainment and full-scale productions RWS is known for, assisting clients with a very real need to fill seasonal operations and guest service positions.


“Seasonal staffing has always been a challenge for theme parks and resorts,” said Ryan Stana, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RWS Entertainment Group. “For decades the hospitality industry has supplemented their local workforce with international students participating in study abroad programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of those programs has dramatically decreased leaving theme parks and resorts with a tremendous staffing challenge.”


In the summer of 2020, RWS reacted quickly to fill the need of several long-time clients by matching them with ambitious performers eager to put their theatrical training to work in a new environment. This pilot program, which included extensive safety and health training for employees, turned out to be a successful combination, providing an incredible guest experience for visitors and filling a critical need for RWS clients.


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As parks and attractions reopen in 2021, you may be presented with challenges and hurdles due to the extended periods of closure unlike anything our industry has experienced in modern times.

The newly published Pre-opening Extended Checks for Rides and Attractions white paper is by design intended to provide inspiration and suggested guidance to help enable a safe and efficient transitional process from COVID-19 closures to successful and safe re-opening of your rides and attractions. 


As the global attractions industry works through the global COVID-19 crisis together, IAAPA remains committed to providing resources and information to assist members. The IAAPA Resource Page is updated daily with the latest tools and resources from around the world. Members in need of immediate assistance should contact their Regional Office or email IAAPA.


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