FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesotans are less than two months away from “the great Minnesota get-together.”
Minnesota State Fair organizers will hold the first job fair in fair history this Wednesday to fill jobs that are still available for the 12 days of the fair.
State Fair spokesperson Danielle Dullinger reports there are nearly 3,000 annual jobs during the state fair.
Applicants are invited to the Progress Center on the fairgrounds this Wednesday, June 29, from 4-8 p.m.
Dullinger said there are still 600 open jobs.
“We always say it is kind of like a summer camp, which is really fun. It becomes a family,” Dullinger said.
While the fair has no problems filling jobs, Dullinger said the organization hopes a job fair will make opportunities more accessible to many more people.
“We are trying to create a one-stop-shop for those interested in having a job at the fair this year,” Dullinger said.
Applicants do not need a resume but must be over 16 years old.
“Anything from custodial work, to cashiers, ticket taking, ticket selling, retail sales, it kind of runs the gamut,” Dullinger said.
Dullinger said organizers for the fair will interview people to see if they can set them up with the right role during the fair.
After passing a background check, the newest additions to the state fair will report to work Aug. 25 through Sept. 5.
The jobs typically pay between $9 and $10 per hour and are 6-12 hour-long shifts.
Dullinger said landing a job this time around increases a person’s chances of getting work at the fair year after year.
“We are really willing to work with anyone so we ask if you are interested in a State Fair job just come on down to the job fair, go through the process,” Dullinger said.
Anyone who cannot make it on Wednesday can always contact the year-round state fair employment center.