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Circuit of the Americas Looking for Lots of Part-Time Help

Circuit of the Americas
The view from the grandstand at the under-construction Circuit of the Americas track.

Autoweek points to an announcement from Circuit of the Americas, host of Austin’s inaugural Formula One U.S. Grand Prix this November: the COTA team is looking to hire up to 700 part-time positions to help out over race weekend. 

Applicants must register and then be vetted by a third-party firm; once hired they must work the entire event, November 16 to November 18. “You will be paid for the entire event on Friday, Nov. 30, the week after the Thanksgiving holiday,” the release states, adding that “Jobs at COTA … are part-time, so we encourage all applicants to work these events around their other employment.”

The track managers aren’t the only ones at work: late last week, city and county responders held an open house detailing plans to address an influx of F1 visitors.

As KUT News reported,  more than 200 police officers are expected to be patrolling the first few races in November. Officials say that once they go live a few times, they will regroup to evaluate whether the resource allocation is appropriate to make Formula One events successful while keeping the rest of the city and county safe.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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