Thousands arrive for Puyallup Fair job openings

Interviewing for 3,000 jobs at the Puyallup Fair, Sept. 11-27, started at 8:30 a.m. sharp this morning, and approximately the same number of people came out to sign up.

Due to the inability to process that many applicants in one day, many of those people who showed up were asked to return tomorrow. Fair officials cut off the line at a location where WorkSource Employment Office staff could process those applicants today.

Interviewing will resume again tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. The WorkSource Employment Office on the north side of the facility, 9th Ave. SW between 4th St. SW and 5th St. SW.

Seasonal jobs are available in a variety of departments such as food service, retail sales, game and booth operators, barn workers and much more. 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. The Fair will not accept applicants by phone or e-mail.

For more information, visit or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.