The second annual US Open Job Fair will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, inside the US Open Club Presented by Emirates Airline. The Club is located outside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Gates will close promptly at 3 p.m.
The event will include opportunities to work directly for the US Open as well as the tournament's many vendors, who are looking for cooks, drivers, maintenance workers, security personnel, cashiers, and customer service representatives. This year, job-seekers will have the opportunity to apply for positions on the spot.
"We truly believe that the US Open experience starts with our employees," said Danny Zausner, Managing Director for the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. "We're famous for providing a one-of-a-kind experience to our more than 700,000 guests, whether they're celebrities, foreign dignitaries, or a local family out for a good time. So we are looking for people to join our team who will go above and beyond in hospitality and customer service. No matter the position, it's three weeks they'll never forget."
The USTA (United States Tennis Association), the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the US, has joined forces with Brandemix, an interactive agency that specializes in employer branding, to recruit the highest-quality candidates for these coveted positions at the 2012 US Open. Brandemix is promoting the job fair through a website, a Facebook Page, and a Twitter account.
"We connect brands to employees and to potential employees, and the US Open is a fantastic brand," said Brandemix CEO Jody Ordioni. "Last year, their eagerness to use social media to reach job applicants was a great success, and we're thrilled to return this year. It shows that every organization, large or small, should be marketing in the social space."
The jobs at the US Open often attract teachers, retirees, and former police officers, while some openings are perfect for college students, sports fans, or anyone seeking a unique summer job to put on their résumé. For those unable to attend, applications will be accepted through August. More information can be found at www.teamusopentennis.com. Information on Brandemix can be found at www.brandemix.com.