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State Fair Needs 400+ Workers

SALEM, OR -- The Oregon State Fair needs to bring on more than 400 people before the fair opens in Salem on August 26th. Kimberly Jacobsen says organizers know it’s a lofty goal, "We’re expecting that things could be a little bit challenging. But we have a couple things going for us, as the Oregon State Fair: It’s a fun place to work, it’s a great way to earn some extra cash in a short amount of time during the summer. Also, working for the fair helps people learn to connect with other people, learn life skills."

The state fair hosts an employment event Saturday, where managers will interview and hire people on the spot. "Some positions will have specific training. Carnival, for rides, security will require a little bit more training," says Jacobsen. 

Saturday's job fair is to hire for Admissions, Parking, Admin, Carnival, Security, and Concessions. Job seekers should bring their picture ID, along with a social security card or birth certificate / or a passport. Applicants must be 16 or older for Carnival and Concession positions and 18 or older for Carnival Ride positions.
When: August 6, 2022 – 9:00 am until all positions filled
Where: Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center Pavilion - 2330 17th Street NE Salem, OR 97301 
Bring: Picture ID, social security card or birth certificate / or a passport
Parking: Plenty of free parking – (enter from Sunnyview Road)
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