State Fair to Host First-Ever Job Fair This Wednesday


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ST. PAUL, MINN. (06/27/2016)(readMedia)-- What?: The Minnesota State Fair, along with several of its vendors, will host the first-ever State Fair Job Fair on Wednesday, June 29 from 4 – 8 p.m. That evening, more than 600 fair-time positions will be available.

The applicant line will begin forming at 3 p.m. 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.

For more information about the job fair, visit:

When?: 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29

Where?: Progress Center (1621 Randall Ave.) at the intersection of Randall Avenue and Cosgrove Street on the fairgrounds.

Contact: Lara Hughes

Before Event: (651) 288-4321 or

During Event: (651) 775-0571