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Thousands of jobs offered to Austin's homeless as Formula 1 races into town

Thousands of jobs offered to Austin's homeless as F1 races into town

Circuit of the Americas track
"I want the world to see a compassionate community working together for everyone," said Bobby Epstein, COTA chairman.
 
Photo courtesy of Circuit of The Americas

KVUE — With Formula 1 coming to Austin from November 1-3, the race's venue, Circuit of The Americas (COTA), is taking the opportunity to give the city's homeless population an opportunity for work.

COTA officials announced Monday, October 28, that it would offer "thousands of jobs" to Austinites who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning out of homelessness throughout Formula 1 USGP weekend. 

Workers will be paid $15 per hour and be provided with transportation, meals, and uniforms, according to COTA officials.

“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,” said COTA chairman Bobby Epstein.

“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.”

COTA said it is partnering with Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Caritas of Austin to hire as many individuals connected to their organizations as possible for overnight janitorial jobs for the weekend. 

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