Saratoga Race Course to host job fair for upcoming meet at new location
by Pat McKenna
Annual job fair to be held at Embassy Suites on June 15 and 16
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a two-day job fair on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 for those interested in working at Saratoga Race Course during the 2018 summer meet.
The job fair will be held for the first time at the Embassy Suites, 86 Congress Street, in downtown Saratoga Springs. Interviews will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during both sessions.
Opportunities are available for: bets squad, betting clerks, box office representatives, cashiers, chefs, cleaners, cooks, food service helpers and supervisors, general labor, giveaway helpers (part-time only), guest services, hosts/hostesses, mascots, parking attendants, porters and barbacks, prep cooks, retail clerks, security, turf work, utility workers, waitstaff, and whitecaps/ushers.
Positions are available with NYRA, Centerplate, Union Square Events, Integrated Staffing and American Maintenance. All are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Applicants must be at least 15 years of age with New York State Certified Working Papers; prospective security guards, cashiers and betting clerks must be at least 18 years of age to apply. Limited opportunities exist for 15-year-old applicants. Betting clerks and cashiers must have significant cash handling experience. Security guards must have a high school degree or GED to apply. All applicants must bring a photo ID and social security card or I-9 alternative.
The 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing.
The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.8 million in purses, will run from Friday, July 20 through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. After opening weekend, racing will be conducted six days a week, Wednesdays through Mondays. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit www.NYRA.com/Saratoga.