Big cleanup after NASCAR race in Martinsville – WSET

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) — Race day has come and gone but remnants from the NASCAR fans still linger at the Martinsville Speedway.

The cleanup process is providing more than 50 jobs in the area showing that one man’s trash can be another person’s treasure.

For the rest of the week there will be about 80 workers out here a day.

While thousands of people come to the Martinsville Speedway to cheer on their favorite drivers, for some Martinsville residents, NASCAR weekend has an even larger payout.

Jamara Barbour is one many local residents working to clean up the speedway during and post-race day. “I’m cleaning the suites from everyone yesterday,” said Martinsville resident Jamara Barbour. “Today it seems like a whole lot more than what we thought it was, we thought we did the majority of the cleaning last night, but we didn’t.”

Barbour and other residents have their work cut out for them.

The extra cash flow all made possible because of the company, “People Ready.”

John Woods is a Manager for People Ready. Overseeing the full time workers as well as the specific event employees they find locally. “It’s a wonderful event for us, we can bring jobs to the community,” said Woods.

The Martinsville area is one of 631 locations the company has nationwide.

At the speedway he says they’ll pick up 26 TONS of trash. They say they enjoy making some quick cash, while meeting other locals.

The crews will be cleaning up until the end of the week.

If you are interested in getting involved with People Ready, click here.


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