EMPLOYMENT

Cedar Point plans job fairs

Cedar Point will host two job fairs in upcoming weeks for more than 5,000 seasonal workers at the amusement park.

Wages for summer positions and internships range from $9.25 to $12.50 per hour.

Openings include ride operations, food and beverage, guest services, accommodations, games, merchandise, maintenance, office/clerical, parking and security.

The job fairs will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 22 and 2 to 5 p.m. April 8 at Castaway Bay, 2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky.

Hiring managers from all departments will be on hand to conduct interviews.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at cedarpoint.com/jobs before attending the job fairs.

LOCAL BUSINESS

Talk to focus on cybersecurity

The next monthly Morning Buzz program by the Greater Akron Chamber will focus on cybersecurity.

Guest speaker for the breakfast series on April 13 will be Michael P. Mandato, executive vice president of information technology firm System CARE Inc. His talk will be on Public Enemy Number 1.

The Morning Buzz aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses with an exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.

The program begins with registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Hilton Garden Inn, 1307 E. Market St., Akron. The program will run from 8 to 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for members, $50 for nonmembers and includes a breakfast buffet.

To make a reservation, call the Greater Akron Chamber at 330-376-5550 or register online at www.greaterakronchamber.org.

ECONOMY

Americans’ net worth rises

A soaring U.S. stock market and healthy home price gains lifted Americans’ net worth to $98.7 trillion in the final three months of last year, a gain that could lift household spending.

The Federal Reserve says the value of U.S. stock portfolios jumped $1.3 trillion in the October-December quarter compared with the previous three months. Home values, which make up the bulk of middle-class wealth, increased $500 billion.

The figures are at a record high, though they are not adjusted for inflation or population growth. They predate February’s sharp gyrations in the stock market, though stock market indexes are still up about 2 percent this year.

AUTOS

Hyundai recalls Sonatas

Hyundai is recalling nearly 155,000 Sonata midsize cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

The recall covers cars from the 2011 model year. Hyundai says a short circuit in the air bag control computer can stop the seat belts from tightening before a crash as well as prevent the air bags from deploying.

The company says in government documents that it has four reports of air bags not inflating. It was not clear if anyone was hurt.

The cars were made between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 29, 2010.

Hyundai is still working on a fix for the problem. It expects the recall to start on April 20.

Compiled from staff and wire reports