More than a thousand seek jobs at the L.A. County Fair
Scores of applicants attended a hiring event today at Fairplex in Pomona to fill 1,200 temporary positions for the upcoming L.A. County Fair. Neil Nisperos — Staff
By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
POMONA >> People interested in a five-week job behind the scenes at the L.A. County Fair are in luck.
The L.A. County Fair is hiring to fill 1,200 open jobs at the fair, for a variety of positions that include everything from tickets and concessions to electrical work, concert staff, and guest relations.
About 1,000 people came to Pomona Fairplex Exhibit Hall 6 on Tuesday to meet with fair recruiters for a variety of different jobs.
Veronica Mendez, 37, of Pomona, had sold food at the event in the past for a vendor and was looking for a new job at the event, possibly for concessions.
“I love the food and the excitement of coming,” Mendez said. “We’re from Pomona, so this is like a big old event for our city.”
Fair organizers will be hiring from now through the event, which runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 28.
“We have a wide range of seasonal positions, like concessions and janitorial,” said Renee Hernandez, spokeswoman for the fair. “We need help with admissions. We do have some full-time positions were trying to fill with (information technology) and our accounting departments.”
Hired employees have quite the job ahead of them. Last year, 1.5 million people attended the fair, which organizers said is the largest county fair in the United States.”
“From what I’ve seen so far, and from last year, it’s a wide range (of people seeking work),” Hernandez said. “We have some students looking for a summer job because it’s end of summer. We have a lot of people that may have been laid off and haven’t been employed for a while.”
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