40 new workers needed at Palm Beach Kennel Club
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla .– Greyhound racing was once the sixth most popular sporting event for ordinary people and celebrities.
On December 31, 2020, the Palm Beach Kennel Club hosted its last race.
But at 89, the club is not only still in business, it is also growing.
And there are 40 new job opportunities for people looking to contribute to its legacy as an entertainment destination.
Since 1932, more than 50 million people have passed through the doors of the Palm Beach Kennel Club. And at least three days a week, you’ll find George Akl at the poker table.
“I mean, how could you go wrong. You play a little bit and you could go home with the money,” Akl said.
There are also around 500 TV screens for simulcast betting.
“Believe me, I’ve never been bored here,” said Theresa Hume, advertising manager for the Palm Beach Kennel Club. “Some days there are 20 to 30 things you can bet on.”
Hume should know. She joins dozens of workers employed by the club for decades. Starting her career as a waitress in 1980 and working her way up the ranks, she is now the Director of Advertising and has seen the club remain an entertainment destination 365 days a year.
“If you are looking for jobs in the evening, during the day, or on the weekend, there is a wide variety of jobs to be found here,” Hume said. “It’s a pleasant, competitive, well-located and always exciting place to work. “
WPTV got an exclusive preview of the Paddock Room. The hall previously served as a fine dining room for the club’s big guys which, on Thursday, will officially serve as the area for live comedy shows and more family-friendly events this fall and winter.
“We decided we wanted to live up to it and remind everyone that we are always open,” said Alexis Barbish-Sommer, assistant general manager of the Palm Beach Kennel Club. “And with the level seats, we thought there were so many great opportunities we can do here.”
New additions include Comedy Nights at Paddock Restaurant, Sports Card and Souvenir Shows, Big Dog and Winter Classic Poker Tournaments, Mutt Derby Nights, and Del Mar’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. simultaneous broadcast.
“There’s no bad seat in this house at all,” said Barbish-Sommer. “It’s our hidden secret that we want everyone to know now.”
So what does it take now? 40 new workers.
“We’ve been very few in number lately, so it really puts a strain on every department and the way we operate day to day,” said Jeanette Roberts, director of human resources at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. “There are a lot of competitive packages and it’s suitable for people looking for a full-time and also a part-time. We are looking to hire immediately.
The Palm Beach Kennel Club conducts on-site interviews at a career fair on September 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. cook, host / hostess of poker room, cleaner, commissary, cashier, bartender, waiter (cocktail and meal) and person from the bus.
On-site interviews will be held on the second floor (near the patio) of the Kennel Club located at 1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, 33409. The club offers benefits, flexible hours, competitive salary and training.