Open call for Open jobs
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The U.S. Open, in partnership with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember John C. Liu, the Flushing Business Improvement District (BID) and several community organizations, announced an outreach campaign to encourage New Yorkers to apply for the over 700 temporary job opportunities available this summer during the three-week long 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing.

"We have always been proud here in Queens to be the host of the U.S.

Open Tennis Championships," said Councilmember John Liu. "It's great that they are making this effort to build stronger ties with the community, and there cannot be any better way to strengthen those ties than to hire people from the local community."

The U.S. Open seeks to fill over 700 positions such as concession stand managers, cashiers, cooks and line servers from August 25 through September 13 to cover qualifying tournaments, Arthur Ashe Kids' Day (August 29) and the U.S. Open (August 31 through September 13).

To apply, interested applicants must first register online at www.amerivents.com (go to "Talent Registration" and submit a profile). Follow-up interviews will be conducted first by phone, and then an in-person interview will be scheduled sometime between July 21 through August 6 at one of the following locations:

• Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd

Flushing, NY 11354

• Korea Village Open Center

150-24 Northern Boulevard

Flushing, NY 11355

• Queens Borough Hall

120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 213

Kew Gardens, NY 11424

• Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

135-20 39th Avenue

Flushing, NY 11354

• Workforce1 Career Center at LaGuardia Community College

29-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C-400, Fourth Floor

Long Island City, NY 11101

"We know there are many people struggling during these tough economic times, and it is great that the partners involved are ensuring these opportunities for our local community," said Peter Tu, executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business

Association.

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