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Part-time jobs available at State Fair

Posted September 27, 2011
Updated October 2, 2011

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— Individuals interested in working at this year's North Carolina State Fair can apply for a number of jobs through the Employment Security Commission, the commission said Monday.

The fair opens Oct. 13 and runs through Oct. 23.

"The State Fair can be an excellent opportunity for those individuals seeking part-time work," ESC chairman Lynn R. Holmes said in a statement. "The State Fair provides a great way to enjoy a fun and entertaining work environment while at the same time making some money."

Applicants will need to apply through their local ESC office in person and online with NC Job Connector. There are ESC offices in Raleigh, Cary and Durham open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday though Friday.

The primary need for workers will be setting up and taking down rides. However, there will be a need for casual labor, food service and retail workers. Job openings will be filled in the week leading up to the fair opening.

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  • nothingfake7 Sep 30, 2011

    For the ones talking about how horrible this is or how this is a bad idea, are wrong. this is a gread idea. they do it almost every year. I have worked at the fair, and my family owns a business out there and they go every year. There is nothing that is that hard to do at the fair. Yes new people might have to press a little button, or lock the seats on rides but that is not that hard. People have seen it done hundredes of times, and I am sure that someone that has been there before shows them how to do it. Just because there are new people doesnt mean theres not people that have worked there before. The rides still have to be checked a certain amount of times through out the day, and the newbes dont do that. Let someone that needs the money for something, and that is willing to pick up lazy americans trash off the ground do it if they want, I believe it is a good thing, and im sure there are a lot of people out there that would agree.

  • ctya Sep 28, 2011

    YOU PEOPLE ARE SO FUNNY! I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM.

  • btneast Sep 28, 2011

    This is nothing new. State Fairs across the country have always hired temps to ASSIST with the set up. The temps mainly do the drudge work, lifting and hauling only, collecting trash, hauling ice, etc. They aren't cooking or deciding how to put the Ferris Wheel together.

  • computer trainer Sep 28, 2011

    tarheelfan41- love your Idea. Think I will call ESC and suggest it.

    Steve Troxler is over the Fair, so if someone is getting ripped off, they need to contact him.

  • Hans Sep 28, 2011

    "The guy who was his boss skipped town both years without paying his workers!!! BEWARE!!!" - grammie27

    Why on earth would he work for the same guy the 2nd year?

  • no contest Sep 28, 2011

    Shovel ready jobs are now available in the farm animal buildings.

  • Follow_The_Money27617 Sep 28, 2011

    If anyone's even thinking about this, be very, very careful!!! My son-in-law did this for two consecutive years......putting in 14-16 hour days and NEVER GOT PAID ONE RED CENT!!!! The guy who was his boss skipped town both years without paying his workers!!! BEWARE!!!
    grammie27
    GOLO member since July 1, 2008
    September 28, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    So he didnt get paid the first year AND then went back again the next year. LOL he deserved it.

  • grammie27 Sep 28, 2011

    If anyone's even thinking about this, be very, very careful!!! My son-in-law did this for two consecutive years......putting in 14-16 hour days and NEVER GOT PAID ONE RED CENT!!!! The guy who was his boss skipped town both years without paying his workers!!! BEWARE!!!

  • Southern Girl Sep 28, 2011

    Tarheelfan41 - that is the best suggestion of the day. I wish I thought it would come true, but I doubt it. Too easy to lounge around all day with beer in hand!

  • JB1 Sep 28, 2011

    Always wanted to be a carney

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