Councilwoman Ung hosts US Open hiring event in Bowne Park

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Councilwoman Sandra Ung explains the interview and hiring process with two recruiters from the USTA. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Ung’s office)

New York City Councilwoman Sandra Ung partnered with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to hold a hiring event at Bowne Park on Wednesday for the 2022 U.S. Open.

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.

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Recruiters from the USTA interview interested applicants in Bowne Park. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Ung’s office)

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.”

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Approximately 15 people were interviewed for jobs at this year’s U.S. Open, while around 20 high school students registered to be considered for jobs at next year’s event. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Ung’s office)

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.

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Photo courtesy of Sandra Ung’s office

Those still interested in seeking a job working for the U.S. Open can apply directly at careers-usopen.icims.com. Additionally, people can email usopenstaff@usta.com to get more information.