Keeneland holding job fair on Saturday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Keeneland is preparing for a year that includes the return of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Activities in February and March designed to fill more than 2,000 seasonal positions for the upcoming Spring Meet: a Seasonal Job Fair on Feb. 29 and March 23 and a Hiring Center that will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout March, according to Keeneland officials.

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They say staffing needs for the Spring Meet, which covers 16 days of racing from April 2-24 and the annual Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby celebrations on May 1-2, are available in Food and Beverage, Parking and Security, The Keeneland Shop, Admissions, Programs, Track Maintenance, Guest Services and other areas.

“Keeneland’s seasonal workforce is invaluable to our operations, and we welcome people who want to join our team, share their talents and make some extra money,” Keeneland Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Vince Gabbert said. “The Job Fairs and Hiring Center also are opportunities for people to get in on the action for the Fall Meet in October and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 6-7.”

Officials say seasonal jobs are available in food and beverage such as cooks, dining room servers, concessions, and more! There are also seasonal jobs in Parking and Security, The Keeneland Shop, Admissions, Programs, Track Maintenance, Guest Services and other areas.

They say the majority of positions offered during race meets are entry-level positions that do not require any formal training or education.

In addition, Keeneland is seeking applicants with knowledge of handicapping to become BETologists and advance its fan education efforts.

On-site interviews for all positions will be conducted at the Job Fairs and at the Hiring Center. Candidates who bring two forms of ID may be hired on the spot at the Hiring Center.

The Job Fairs and the Hiring Center are located on second floor of the Keeneland Grandstand (take Elevator B to the second floor) and are open as follows:

•       Saturday, Feb. 29 – Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.
•       March 3-26 – Hiring Center (Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 2-6 p.m.).
•       Monday, March 23 – Job Fair from 2-6 p.m.

Positions also are listed on Keeneland.com/jobs for candidates to apply any time.