With nearly fifty job roles, the L.A. County fair is aggressively hiring for when it opens, come August 31.Â Today, Pomona fairplex is swinging its doors open to job applicants to fill the role for everything from electricians, ticket sellers, to creative staff.
Interviews are conducted on-the-spot with computers available for those who need it to apply.Â KPCC reports what to expect from the previous job fair,Â "Spokeswoman Leslie Galerne-Smith says more than 800 people showed up to the first one a few weeks ago â€” far more applicants than openings.Â But there are still about 200 positions to fill."
When asked the front-desk liaison was confident that this year's hiring will be very good, with more than 2,000 jobs being filled in more than 40 roles. The turnout in the afternoon was solidÂ but not overwhelming, so there is a good likelihood that applicants will not have to face fierce competition.
Fair workers are expected to be able to work a full 8-hour shift with some heavy lifting required. The fair is looking for people who will welcome guests andÂ can withstand a full work day in the heat and still maintain that special quality of guest service that makes the fair memorable for attendees young and old.Â The job fair was held at the Expo Hall 6, the open interviews will conclude today at 4 p.m.
County fairs pump a lot of money into the local economy and provide meaningful work for thousands of seasonal employees, especially for young people who are looking to land theirÂ first job.Â OC Metro wrote that 2010's OC Fair themed "Let's Eat" made a significant impact to the local economy,Â "In addition to these jobs, many local vendors find success at the fairâ€™s retail exhibit.Â Last year nearly 1.15 million people attended the festivities, a record-breaking number.Â This large number of attendees helps local vendors pump even more money into the economy, Beazley said."
This year's Orange County Fair, themed "Home Sweet Home", is still going on and it could break record attendance and sales if last year is any indication of success.
The L.A. Fair is locatedÂ at the Pomona fairgrounds and is similar to the O.C. Fair in terms of scale, attractions and prices.