Universal Orlando is hiring 3,000 employees to get ready for the upcoming holiday season.

The full-time, part-time and seasonal positions include openings in attractions, operations, culinary, food services and merchandise. The employees are needed at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay and CityWalk.

Universal will hold multiple hiring events with the first one from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Universal Orlando Human Resources office.

Hiring events are by appointment only. Candidates should apply online at www.UniversalOrlandoJobs.com.