24 hours later, 1,500 apply online for Puyallup Fair jobs

Twenty-four hours after opening the Web site to accept job applications for the Puyallup Fair Sept. 10-26, a total of 1,471 applicants have applied, Fair officials reported today.

Last year, thousands of job seekers stood in long lines in warm weather to apply for the 3,000 jobs that needed to be filled last year. Only 600 people could apply each day. This year, they can apply on a computer at a time that works best for them, whether it is during the weekday, or the middle of the night.

Indeed, all applications must be submitted online, not in person. WorkSource will then confirm the receipt of the application within four business days. As Fair vendors notify Work Source of the numbers of employees needed, job interviews will be set up. Some vendors start interviewing now, while others wait until closer to opening day of the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 10.

To apply online, visit http://www.go2worksource.com .

Seasonal jobs are available in these categories: foodservice workers, cashier, sales staffing, cleaning/maintenance, ride setup, rides and games. Additional information about each job category will be listed on the Web site. Wages begin at $8.55 per hour, with some paying more based on duties and skills required. To qualify, prospective employees must be at least 16 years old and be able to provide picture ID as well as proof of legal right to work, such as a social security card or alien registration card.

Puyallup Fair Job Applications Online: Opening Day, July 26, 2010

10:35 a.m. — 484 applications

1:30 pm — 715 applications

4:05 pm — 921 applications

24 hours — 1,471 applications

The WorkSource Web site received 5,155 hits in eight hours:

Ride — 635

Cashier — 885

Ride set-up — 871

Game — 729

Foodservice — 705

Sales — 604

Clean-up — 726

Total = 5,155 page views