GREEN BAY – How about a job at Lambeau?
It continues to be a question that have many people saying “no”.
Time is running out to fill those jobs, with the preseason right around the corner.
The Packers’ food service provider says it still needs to fill about 200 part-time seasonal and game-day positions.
“It’s really just working either the day before the game and the game or really just the day of the game. That would be bartenders, beer venders in the seats, folks that are just support staff to actually execute the game day experience,” said Delaware North General Manager Charlie Millerwise.
Millerwise says the food service positions are about 85 percent full.
“That was a good number to get us through Family Night. Now that we’re looking toward the preseason, we’re looking just to kind of push it over the goal line,” Millerwise said.
Deleware North says it also needs non-profit groups to volunteer at concession stands.
Millerwise says there are 72 groups on staff but the company would like 20 more.
“Non-profit groups get 10 percent of their total sales. Last year we gave away just under $800,000 back to the local charities in the community,” Millerwise said.
So what’s keeping the non-profit positions from being filled? Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says one of challenges is being the smallest market in the NFL.
“Other teams in big cities have a larger pool to draw from but you’re right, with the kind of support we get from are fans one of the things we hear back from non-profit groups is it’s really hard to get people because they want to watch the game,” said Murphy.
Murphy says whether it’s non-profit or part-time positions, last year was also a challenge because the stadium added more than 6,500 new seats.
The Packers organization says it’s confident it will be ready for the preseason.
If you’re interested in a job, the fair will take place Wednesday on the third floor of the atrium from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.