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Gearing Up for Fall Events, University Departments to Host Job Fair July 9 and 10
Director of Food Services Sue Bracy knows what August and September have in store for Syracuse University staff, and she knows that the time to prepare is now.
The return of major in-person campus events and the expected return to full capacity at the stadium means that her department will also need to return to full-staffing levels. They’ll be called on to provide catering, concessions and daily dining services to the entire University community. After 15 months of public health restrictions and during a nationwide labor crunch, Bracy recognized that it would be a challenge to hire the approximately 300 full-time, part-time and temporary workers her department needs, and that’s how the idea of hosting a job fair came about.
Syracuse University Food Services, along with Parking and Transportation Services and stadium events staff, is hosting a two-day job fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Manley Field House. All three departments will be looking to hire and onboard new employees quickly as they gear up for the start of the school year and the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 11. They’re looking to fill full-time, benefits-eligible positions as well as part-time positions—perfect for those who may need more flexibility in their work schedule or who may not be ready to return to the workforce full-time.
As in previous years, existing University employees are welcome to apply for temporary positions. Bracy says that many University staff members enjoy earning extra income by working at the stadium for a few hours during a concert, or a basketball or football game.
The University’s longstanding partnership with local nonprofit organizations will also continue at the stadium this fall. Organizations that can provide enough volunteers to staff a concession stand will earn a portion of the sales from the stand for their groups. For more information, interested organizations should contact Brian Zilles, concessions manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone interested in the open positions is invited to visit Manley Field House July 9-10 to learn more. Attendees should bring an updated resume and a current form of identification. Interviews will be conducted on-site and new employees will be onboarded by mid-August.