Uniondale, NY - November 27, 2016 - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank is beginning its search for the best candidates on Long Island to fill 1,300 new positions in advance of the venue opening on April 5, 2017. The hiring efforts are a partnership between Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, AEG Facilities, Levy Restaurants, and New York State.
AEG Facilities is assisting in the management of operations for The New Coliseum presented by NYCB, and Levy Restaurants is overseeing all food services. Both companies were hired by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) and together they are working with the New York State Department of Labor’s Employment and Workforce Solutions, which is providing custom recruiting and screening services. Representatives from BSE are raising awareness for these opportunities by meeting with local community groups, elected officials, and non-profits.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano said, "My administration has worked closely with civic organizations and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment to make certain every effort is taken to hire Nassau County residents and ensure those residing in Uniondale are afforded every opportunity to be considered for employment at the newly transformed Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by NYCB. Anyone seeking a job at the Coliseum should apply today!"
“We are very excited to be hiring for The New Coliseum presented by NYCB as it means the arena is nearing opening,” said Matt Felker, General Manager of The New Coliseum presented by NYCB. “The Coliseum is going to provide opportunities for Long Islanders, with jobs ranging from guest services to box office ticket sellers to cooks. We are looking forward to getting started with the process.”
All applications must be submitted online and the form can be found by visiting nassaucoliseum.com. Candidates for event-related positions will be interviewed at job fairs in January and training will begin in March. First consideration for positions will be given to Uniondale residents.
The 1,300 new positions available include a large variety of job types, such as guest services, facility workers, bartenders, servers, concession stand workers, cooks, and box office ticket sellers. Each employee will be trained by Disney Institute which, as part of its comprehensive and customized approach to The New Coliseum presented by NYCB, will offer unique experiential services and best practice training for the new arena staff.
The New Coliseum presented by NYCB is funded by $130 million in private investment. No tax dollars are being used to construct the venue and the County will receive a minimum of 8% of gross revenue or $4 million annually. Additionally, $3.7 million in annual sales taxes from the arena will be generated.
More information is available at nassaucoliseum.com.
About Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank, and manages and controls the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL's New York Islanders.
Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
The New Coliseum Presented by New York Community Bank, scheduled to reopen April 5, 2017 after extensive renovation, will offer 13,000 seats for hockey, 13,500 for basketball, and 14,500 for concert configurations, with the ability to flex up. The bowl will have a theater seating option for 4,000 guests.
With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partners and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets. For additional information, please visit Brooklynse.com.