NEWSBRIEF: Minnesota State Fair to host job fair July 10

The Minnesota State Fair will host the fourth annual State Fair Job Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Progress Center on the fairgrounds. More than 500 fair-time positions from State Fair departments and vendors will be available during the job fair.

 The applicant line will begin forming at 3 p.m. outside the Progress Center, and anyone in line by 7:45 p.m. will be able to participate. Applicants will meet with a State Fair representative and, if their interests, availability and experience match an open position, a fair department or vendor will interview them. Resumes are not required. Positions available at the job fair could include: ticket selling, ticket taking, parking and Park & Ride attendants, food service, rides and games, barn attendants, retail sales, custodians, public safety and more. Wages for most positions range from $9.86 to $11 per hour. If hired, employees will receive free State Fair admission. Job seekers are encouraged to register online before coming to the job fair in order to accelerate the process. For those who don’t register online, registration can be completed at the job fair.

 Applicants must be at least 16 years old and available to work all 12 days of the fair, Aug. 22 through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Depending on the position, shifts are typically six to 12 hours long.

 Those attending the job fair can enter the fairgrounds through the main gate off Snelling Avenue and head north on Cosgrove Street to the Progress Center, 1621 Randall Ave., which sits north of Randall Avenue at Cosgrove Street. Free parking is available on the surrounding fairgrounds streets or in the lot on the west side of the Progress Center. Metro Transit bus routes 3, 61, 84 and the A Line service the fairgrounds. Visit metrotransit.org/bus for details on catching a bus to the fairgrounds.

 For more information, visit mnstatefair.org/general-info/2019-job-fair.

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