Online applications to work at the Puyallup Fair added up to 921 in the first day.
The new online application system replaces long lines at the fairgrounds in previous fair seasons. Last year thousands of job seekers spent hours waiting in warm weather.
To apply to work at the fair, which runs Sept. 10-26, applicants must be at least 16 years old. Wages begin at $8.55 an hour. Last year the fair needed 3,000 employees.
Applications are being taken at the state WorkSource Web site at https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/ worksource.
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