Thursday, November 29, 2012

More hiring at the Barclays Center; enlarging the pool, or coping with layoffs already?

There's more hiring at the Barclays Center, but, in the absence of any evidence of more jobs, it looks like they're just refilling or enlarging the pool of potential part-time workers.

If they're just re-filling the pool, then, that suggests some earlier hires are getting laid off. (I queried Forest City Ratner yesterday but didn't hear back.

It's doubtful that they plan to staff the arena with more people; a Forest City executive said last month "We wanted to be sure to open right, so some of the staffing levels, et cetera, have been higher than we would anticipate over the long term."

New hiring: concessions and housekeeping

A message from Community Board 2 yesterday:
Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) has announced two new job opportunities at the Barclays Center, for concessions workers and housekeeping positions.
These positions are separate from the recruitment drive held over the summer, as well as the overnight positions announced in October and the line cook jobs announced earlier this month.
FCRC has committed to prioritizing the hiring of candidates from Community Boards 2, 3, 6 and 8, NYCHA residents and graduates of BUILD.
Pre-screening recruitment events will be held in Downtown Brooklyn today through Friday, November 28-30. All interested and qualified candidates must attend a pre-screening event to be considered for a position. Registration is required to attend pre-screening events. Final interviews will be conducted starting Friday, November 30, 2012.
Registration is here.

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