Minnesota State Fair to Host First-Ever Job Fair June 29

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ST. PAUL, MINN. (06/15/2016)(readMedia)-- The Minnesota State Fair, along with several of its vendors, will host the first-ever State Fair Job Fair from 4 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at the Progress Center on the fairgrounds. That evening, more than 600 fair-time positions will be available.

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. The Job Fair will be a one-stop-shop for applicants who can complete a registration form, meet with a State Fair representative and if their skills and experience match an open position, a fair department or vendor will interview them on the spot. Resumes are not required but will be accepted. Positions available at the Job Fair could include: ticket selling, ticket taking, parking and park & ride attendants, cooks, cashiers, retail sales, food and beverage servers, custodians, and more. Wages for most positions range from $9.50 to $10 per hour.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and available to work all 12 days of the fair, Aug. 25 – Sept. 5, 2016. Depending on the position, shifts are typically 6 to 12 hours long.

If hired by a State Fair department, employees receive free State Fair admission, employee parking, shuttle to the fairgrounds and staff shirts.

Those attending the Job Fair should enter through the main gate (#5) off Snelling Avenue and head north on Cosgrove Street to the Progress Center (1621 Randall Ave.), which sits at the intersection of Randall Avenue and Cosgrove Street. Free parking is available on the surrounding fairgrounds streets or in the lots on the east and west sides of the Progress Center. Metro Transit bus routes 3, 61, 84 and the A Line serve the fairgrounds. Visit metrotransit.org/bus for details on catching a bus to the fairgrounds.

For more information about the job fair, visit mnstatefair.org/general_info/job_fair.html.

Those who are unable to attend the Job Fair are invited to visit mnstatefair.org to fill out a registration for employment, and find employment center hours and information. Throughout the summer, the State Fair will hire approximately 2,700 employees to work at the 2016 Great Minnesota Get-Together.

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting 1.8 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota's finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Visit mnstatefair.org for more information. The 2016 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 25 - Labor Day, Sept. 5.