NYRA announces job fair for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Saratoga
by Pat McKenna, Mark Bardack
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced it will host a job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the first in a series of events to support the historic Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course.
The Belmont Stakes job fair will be held on the first floor of the 1863 Club at Saratoga Race Course. Interested applicants should enter through the Wright Street entrance (Gate 8) with parking available in the 1863 Club lot.
Highlighted by the 156th edition of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8, the 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will begin on Thursday, June 6 and continue through Sunday, June 9. As announced in December, the 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will be held at Saratoga Race Course to allow for the uninterrupted construction of a new and re-imagined Belmont Park, the Long Island home of the third leg of the Triple Crown.
“The 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will be an economic engine for Upstate New York,” said NYRA President & CEO Dave O’Rourke. “Much of that impact will be the creation of hundreds of temporary jobs to support a Triple Crown event at Saratoga Race Course this June. We look forward to beginning this series of job fairs on February 21.”
Employment opportunities for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will be available with the following NYRA partners: All Pro, Integrated Staffing, Levy Restaurants, Mazzone Hospitality and Union Square Events. Positions will include restaurant staff, mutuel clerks, cashiers, cleaners, merchandise clerks and 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; 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.
NYRA will host its traditional job fair for the Saratoga summer meet later this year. The 40-day Saratoga meet will begin on Thursday, July 11 and run through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.
An American tradition inaugurated in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack and moved in 1905 to Belmont Park, the Belmont Stakes has provided fans with some of the most exciting moments in sports history. From Secretariat’s spellbinding 31-length victory in 1973 to American Pharoah successfully ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought in 2015, the Belmont Stakes captures the attention of the sports world every June.
For information about the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course, visit BelmontStakes.com.