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Looking for a job? The State Fair's first-ever job fair is Wednesday


Turns out you can offset the cost of buying all the new foods at the State Fair this year – by becoming a fair employee.

The Minnesota State Fair is hosting their first-ever job fair this week. They are looking to hire 600 people to fill a variety of positions, the fair says.

And if you work at the fair, you get in for free.

Where do I sign up?

The job fair will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and able to work all 12 days of the fair, which runs from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5.

Job seekers must complete a registration form (available online) and meet with a State Fair representative. If their skills and experience match an open position, they'll be interviewed on the spot.

Available positions pay between $9.50 to $10 an hour. Jobs include ticket selling and taking, parking attendants, cooks, cashiers, retail sales, food and beverage servers, custodians, and more.

If you can't make it to the job fair, you can still apply – check out the Minnesota State Fair website.

They also made a handy YouTube video about the application process:

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