Applications for jobs at the Puyallup Fair have begun rolling in like orders for onion burgers and iced lemonade.
Fully 484 applications had arrived by 10:30 a.m. Monday, the first day of a new online-only application process. By 1:30, the total had grown to 715, according to fair spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme.
Last year, as a line of job seekers snaked through downtown Puyallup, representatives of the state Employment Security Department could process only 600 applications.
“People are looking for jobs,” LaFlamme said Monday afternoon.
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All tolled, the fair will hire some 3,000 workers in such diverse categories as food service, sales, barn maintenance and rides-and-games helpers.
“People who applied will be hearing a response by e-mail confirming their applications,” LaFlamme said.
To apply, visit go2worksource.com .