Minnesota State Fair Hosts Job Fair

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According to the State Fair, 2,700 people will be hired throughout the summer to work at the fair and there are currently about 1,200 part-time jobs open.

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s big reunion is right around the corner, and the Minnesota State Fair is hosting a career fair this week to find hundreds of new employees for the event.

According to the State Fair, 2,700 people will be hired throughout the summer to work at the fair and there are now about 1,200 part-time jobs open. Currently, vacancies include ticket sellers, ticket takers, parking and park-and-ride attendants, rides and games ticket takers, barn attendants, janitors and others.

“Working at the fair is perfect for anyone who wants to earn some extra money at the end of the summer while having fun being part of a team that works hard to present one of the biggest events in our state,” said Maria Hayden, spokeswoman for the Minnesota State Fair. Press release.

The career fair for the fair will take place on Wednesday, July 27 from 4-7 p.m. at the North End Event Center on the fairgrounds. For more information and details on how to register, click or tap here. People who cannot attend the job fair can still go to the Job Center in front of the fairgrounds.

Positions are open to people 16 or older and prior work experience is not necessary, according to the fair. Shifts depend on the position and can range from 6 to 12 hours per day during the 12 days of the show.

The Minnesota State Fair begins Thursday, August 25 and ends on Labor Day, September 5.

“We recognize that many companies are facing staffing challenges. Currently, we are more than halfway to our hiring goal and hope the trend continues and we can fill all of our vacancies,” Hayden said in a press release.

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