NYRA hosts job fair for Saratoga meet

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a two-day job fair on Friday and Saturday for those interested in working at Saratoga Race Course during the 2019 summer meet.

The job fair will be held for the second consecutive year at the Embassy Suites at 86 Congress Street in downtown Saratoga Springs. Interviews will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The annual meet at Saratoga Race Course supports the employment of approximately 2,350 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers. Additionally, according to an independent study commissioned by the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency, the annual operation of Saratoga Race Course is responsible for generating an economic impact of nearly $240 million throughout the nine-county Capital Region.

Opportunities at this year’s job fair will include: hospitality ambassadors; hosts/hostesses; guest services; cashiers; parking attendants; Bets Squad representatives; white caps/ushers; box office; betting clerks; turf work/general labor; security guards; porters; cooks; waitstaff; bussers; merchandise clerks; concessions supervisors and cashiers; cleaners; and warehouse workers. Positions are available with NYRA, Integrated Staffing, Centerplate, American Maintenance and Union Square Events.

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. 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 2019 Saratoga meet begins on July 11 and runs through Labor Day. Following Opening Weekend, racing at Saratoga will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Closing week will run Aug. 28 through Labor Day, Sept. 2.

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