Visalia Rawhide holds job fair on March 3 to employ 100 local workers for summer

@TheSunGazette 

VISALIA – The Visalia Rawhide is inviting everyone out to their annual job fair at Rawhide Ballpark to see if 100 potential employees have what it takes to serve at the minor league level. The Ballpark will open their doors at 300 N. Giddings St. starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday on March 3 and end their fair at 11 a.m. Positions will be available in a variety of areas, including concessions, food preparation, retail, and ushering.

The club expects over 100 Tulare County and Kings County residents to earn jobs, which will provide workers with valuable experience in the customer service industry.

“We’re excited to bring back familiar faces and also hire new members into the Rawhide Family,” said Manager of Ballpark Operations Jerry Verastegui. “Our gameday staff members play a pivotal role in our ballpark’s operation. We are hoping to hire people with a positive attitude who like to smile, are friendly, and care about serving others.”

Rawhide general manager Jennifer Reynolds also stressed the importance of a friendly gameday staff. “Everyone who works here is responsible for the outstanding experience our fans have at Rawhide Ballpark. The fan experience during Rawhide games is among the best in all of professional baseball, and our gameday staff are a critical part of welcoming all fans to the Rawhide family.”

The Rawhide season consists of 70 home games over the course of five months, beginning in early April and ending in early September.

For a head start in applying, job seekers are encouraged to pre-register at RawhideBaseball.com. To pre-register, complete the application on the homepage and return to the ticket office on Giddings Street. Applicants may also scan and email applications to [email protected]. Job seekers are encouraged to come to the job fair prepared with a copy of the completed application and their resume.

2018 marks the 72nd year of professional baseball in Visalia at Rawhide Ballpark. The Rawhide will open their season on at home April 5 against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. For tickets and more information, please visit RawhideBaseball.com.

The Visalia Rawhide are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League and are the only professional sports team in Tulare and Kings counties. The team has been an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2007 and is entering their 72nd year of play in 2018. The Rawhide renovated their home at Recreation Ballpark in 2009 and have since become the largest gathering of individuals in Tulare County, having set an attendance record for the seventh time in the past eight season in 2017. In 2018, the Rawhide look to continue their reputation for hosting competitive baseball while providing affordable family entertainment. Call 559-732-4433 or visit the web site to learn more.

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