Saratoga Race Course to host job fair

May 5, 2022

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association (NYRA) will host a three-day job fair beginning Thursday, May 19, through Saturday, May 21, for those who are interested in working at Saratoga Race Course during the 2022 summer meet.  

The job fair will be conducted at Saratoga Race Course inside the 1863 Club on Thursday, May 19, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, May 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Job seekers should enter through the clubhouse gates at the intersection of Wright Street and Frank Sullivan Way. Parking will be available at the clubhouse lot. 

Historically, the annual meet at Saratoga Race Course supports the employment of more than 2,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers. According to an independent study commissioned by the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency, the annual operation of Saratoga Race Course generates an economic impact of as much as $240 million throughout the nine-county Capital Region. 

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Opportunities at this year’s job fair will include: hospitality ambassadors; guest services; cashiers; parking attendants; ticket scanners; Bets Squad representatives; white caps/ushers; box office; betting clerks; parking attendants; technology interns; security guards; porters; cooks; waitstaff; bussers; merchandise clerks; concessions supervisors and cashiers; cleaners; and warehouse workers.  

Positions are available with NYRA, Integrated Staffing, Levy Restaurants, Mazzone Hospitality, AmTote International, Dyehard Fan Supply, AllPro and Union Square Events, among others. 

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and have New York State Certified Working Papers. Prospective security guards, cashiers and betting clerks must be at least 18 years of age to apply and security guards must have a high school degree or GED. All applicants must present a photo ID and Social Security card or I-9 alternative. 

Highlighted by the 153rd renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 27 and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on August 6, the 2022 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will open on Thursday, July 14, and continue through Monday, September 5.

Following the four-day opening weekend, racing will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, apart from the final week, when the meet will conclude on Labor Day.

NYRA Press Office

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