Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Barclays Center announces registration for job recruitment events later this month, for "arena that is sure to make the neighborhood the pride of Brooklyn"

The Barclays Center is hiring for "a landmark state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena that is sure to make the neighborhood the pride of Brooklyn."

Note that the arena is in a neighborhood, Prospect Heights, that's bracing for the impact of 19,000 arena-goers, and that it's the confluence of neighborhoods with some mixed feelings.

If "[o]ver 2,000 jobs are available in areas including Retail, Food and Concession, Security and Ticket Sales," as indicated in the screenshot at bottom, well, they're also counting full-time jobs, since the previous estimate was 1901 part-time and 105 full-time.

Priority is given to residents of Brooklyn's NYCHA housing developments or Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 3, 6 or 8, though it's not quite clear how "first in line for consideration during the recruitment process" will play out.

Pre-screening recruitment events are being held 6/25 - 6/29 in downtown Brooklyn, and registration is required for pre-screening events.

The screeenshot at right lists the jobs available.  Those pre-registering are first asked about:
  • their home address
  • experience in the position (it would be helpful for those without experience to know what positions are the most plentiful)
  • their highest education level
  • Brooklyn residency status 
  • Brooklyn NYCHA residency status
  • open availability
  • legal authorization to work
  • referral by an organization or name (does that mean it helps to have a 'hook'?)

2 comments:

  1. Where is the link to the screen shot above???? I can't find it on the barclay site.

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  2. There's a link in first line of this article.

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