CONEY ISLAND - The Alliance for Coney Island held a job fair this afternoon at MCU Park, looking for potential employees for the summer season.

The alliance is looking for seasonal employees 18 years and older. It is hoping to hire around 500 people for the summer. This first round of interviews will screen candidates for positions including ride and game operators, food and beverage service, customer service and retail sales.

Places looking for employees are Luna Park, Nathan's Famous and Deno's Wonder Wheel Park. A new business opening on the boardwalk, Rita's Ices, is also looking for employees.

Another job fair will be held on March 6.