Human Technologies’ Environmental Services division provided trash removal and grounds maintenance services to the Great New York State Fair for the seventh consecutive year, once again earning high marks for keeping the fairgrounds clean and safe for the record number of fair goers.
The Fair spans 12 days from late August to Labor Day and requires over 110 workers and 14 supervisors on three shifts to police the grounds, empty trash and recyclable containers, and provide special pre and post event cleaning services. We also work in the days prior to the fair and provide four days of post-fair clean up.
In 2016, we also cleaned and maintained 26 men’s and women’s external restrooms, employing another 80+ workers and supervisors.
All told, Human Technologies hired 375 workers and supervisors. Our Human Resources department accomplishes this by hosting and staffing five or more job fairs in the Syracuse area, starting in May of each year. Our Operations staff, lead by Dave Mentus and Frank Castellano, then train the new hires, schedules the shifts, and manages the dynamic and complicated logistics of a multi-shift, multi-venue.
We are proud of our record of cleanliness and safety, especially as each year the Fair sees record setting crowds. This year’s attendance set the all-time record of 1,117,630, including five days exceeding 100,000 visitors. That’s a lot of trash, and a lot of flushes!
Human Technologies thanks New York Department of Agriculture and Markets and New York Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) for the opportunity to further our mission and provide employment to so many people with disabilities in the Greater Syracuse area.