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Minneapolis seeks first new firefighters since 2006

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The city of Minneapolis is looking for new firefighters for the first time since 2006, in anticipation of the retirements of a number of aging firefighters.

Thousands are expected to apply for the jobs, according to a city press release. Applications will be accepted in person on three days only, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, at the Northeast Armory, 1025 Broadway NE, according to city webpage with more info.

The jobs pay $1,901 biweekly after three months of classroom training, the city says. Firefighters work a 24-hour shift, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m. the following day, and they work an average of 10 days a month, the city says.

The last time the city hired a new group of firefighters was in 2006, when 1,800 applied. It was not immediately clear how many would be hired in this new round.

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