From 2 to 5 p.m., prospective employees were able to learn more about the available seasonal jobs for the popular tennis tournament.
Two USTA employment recruiters were on hand to interview approximately 15 people. Of that group, seven were hired on the spot and several more were offered follow-up interviews.
Despite the fact that the USTA is not hiring any more kids between the ages of 14 and 18 for the 2022 U.S. Open, around 20 local high school students were registered at this event and will be contacted next spring when the hiring process for the 2023 U.S. Open begins.
“Residents in my district should benefit from hosting this major sporting event in our backyard and that includes taking advantage of the thousands of good-paying seasonal jobs that are created each year,” Ung said. “This is an opportunity for someone looking to get started in a new career or a great way for a young person to build their resume. Thank you to the USTA for agreeing to host this event and to the recruiters for coming to Flushing.”
Kids as young as 14 years of age can be employed by the USTA, however, anyone under the age of 18 is required to have work authorization. In most cases, a letter from a student’s school principal stating they are thriving academically and are capable of taking on the added responsibility of a job would suffice.
Even after the hiring event, the USTA is still looking to hire people over the age of 18 for this year’s U.S. Open. Available jobs include opportunities in player and guest services, courts and grounds, administration and parking lot and access control. Competitive pay and meal allowances are offered for each position.