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Whitewater Express hiring for 2015 season

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - More job opportunities are coming to our area as the 2015 rafting season begins.

Whitewater Express is looking to hire 100 employees. The jobs needed to be filled include raft and zip line guides, as well as reservationists and bus drivers.

"We are proud to provide jobs for the Columbus, Ga. community," said Whitewater Express owner Dan Gilbert in a press release. "Last season we hired 58 raft guides, with the addition of the Blue Heron Zip Line and Aerial Course we need at least 80 guides for the 2015 season."  

The main rafting season is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Training will begin on March 7 at 8:30 a.m. at 1000 Bay Avenue in Columbus. 

"We were expecting to do 8,000 to 10,000 our first summer; we did more than 16,000," said Lucas Brown with Whitewater Express. "Last year we did more than 26,000. We would like see an increase in 30 percent this year. If we are in the 30,000 then we are still doing well." 

Raft and zip line guides undergo extensive training which includes river and zip line safety, river guide training, and the history of Columbus and the Chattahoochee River.

Raft guides must be at least 18 years of age or older and available most weekends during the 2015 summer season. No previous raft guide experience is required. 

Bus drivers are required to have a CDL license. Reservationists need to portray excellent customer service skills and the ability to multi-task.

If interested in applying please contact Whitewater Express at (706) 321-4720 or email lucas@whitewaterexpress.com.

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