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Todd A. Pletcher Racing Stables, Inc. Horse Groom in Saratoga Springs, New York

Horse Groom - 55 fulltime, temporary, seasonal (H-2B) jobs available 4/1/21-11/25/21.

Employer: Todd A. Pletcher Racing Stables Inc., 73 First St., Garden City, NY 11530.

Duties: Daily care of horse/prep for training/racing horses' areas. Travel to races and prepare horse for racing. Feed/water horse, clean tack, bath, brush, and clip horse, apply horse boots and prepare horse to be saddled for races. Clean horses' feet, apply/remove leg wraps/boots and saddle for training. Bath/cool down horse after training/racing. Assist vet and farrier. Clean/re-bed stalls. Hose down horse with cold/warm water. Wrap horse in brace our poultice bandages as necessary. Ability to lift 150lbs with assistance. Worksite: 267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 and worker housing on premises.

Random drug testing post-hire for all workers, both domestic and H-2B workers at employer expense.

No education required, 1 month experience required.

Work days: Mon-Sat, split shift 4am-11am and 3pm-4:30pm, 48 hours/week total. 40 hours/week at $13.85/hour. OT at $20.78/hour. Raises and/or bonuses may be paid at employer discretion based on performance, skill, tenure.

Dormitory style optional housing available at race track, but employer does not provide housing. Utilities may be provided free of charge in the backstretch.

A single workweek will be used to compute wages due. Workers will be paid weekly on Friday. All deductions from the worker's paycheck required by law will be made.

Employer will provide workers at no charge all tools, supplies, and equipment required to perform the job.

H-2B workers will be reimbursed in the first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing, and other related fees, including those mandated by the government (excluding passport fees).

Transportation (including meals and, to the extent necessary, lodging) to the place of employment will be provided, or its cost to workers reimbursed, if the worker completes half the employment period. Return transportation will be provided if the worker completes the employment period or is dismissed early by the employer. Daily subsistence rates are $12.68/day without receipts or up to $55/day with receipts.

Interested candidates may contact Saratoga County Employment & Training, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Or by phone 518-884-4170. Reference job order NY1354828.

Or interested candidates may mail Todd A. Pletcher Racing Stables Inc., attention Margaret Sweet, 73 First St., Garden City, NY 11530. Or by email: msweet@toddpletcherracing.com. Reference job order NY1354828.

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