COTA offering employment to homeless community during Formula 1 weekend

Circuit of the Americas has announced that Austinites who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning out of homelessness can apply for a job over Formula 1 USGP weekend.

COTA says it will employ thousands of race weekend workers and it is partnering with Mobile Loves & Fishes and Caritas of Austin to hire as many people connected to those organizations as possible for overnight janitorial jobs for the weekend.

In a news release, COTA chairman Bobby Epstein says, "All of us have a role to play in confronting homelessness in our community. We’re going to do our part at COTA, and I hope other Austin businesses will join us in helping our neighbors achieve their potential."

“We want this to be an ongoing partnership with the groups in our community serving some of the most vulnerable people in our city. Races like the U.S. Grand Prix bring the world to Austin, and I want the world to see a compassionate community working together for everyone,” Epstein adds.

COTA says it will be paying workers $15 an hour, organizing transportation and providing meals and uniforms. Workers will be transported to Del Valle High School before taking a bus to COTA grounds.

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