Over 1,000 vie for temporary jobs at Oregon State Fair


More than 1,000 people stood in long lines for the chance at a temporary job at the Oregon State Fair, with some applicants even arriving a day early.

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More than 1,000 people stood in long lines for the chance at a temporary job at the Oregon State Fair, with some applicants even arriving a day early.

With Oregon’s unemployment rate at 9.4 percent, jobs are difficult to find and hard to come by.

Craig Spivey, a spokesman for the Oregon Employment Department said: “We knew there would be a lot of people showing up. What does that say about the economy?”

Just before 9 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a report of a fight between people who had been waiting in line for hours. “People were cutting in line ahead of others who (have) been here all night,” [Mark White of Salem] said about the fight.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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