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Over 800 Show for Kentucky State Fair Jobs

by Devin Katayama on August 8, 2011

Hiring for temporary positions for Kentucky’s 107th State Fair began on Monday. Around 850 people lined up to fill 275 positions. As WFPL reported, applications will be accepted up until the last day of the fair on Aug. 28.

“Some people can only work a couple days a week. We need to hire more people who can work throughout the entire run of the fair,” said Amanda Storment with the Kentucky State Fair Board.

Positions include maintenance and housekeeping staff, admission gate keeping, tour guides and tram drivers.

The fair brings in over $16 million in economic impact to the region, said Storment. Part of the reason is the World’s Championship Horse Show, which attracts an international crowd, she said.

But the cost of running the fair is taxing.

“I’ll tell you what, it is a lot of money,” said Storment. “We have a very slim profit margin because the Kentucky State Fair is all about providing quality entertainment.”

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Hiring To Begin Soon For State Fair Jobs

by Rick Howlett July 28, 2011

Hiring will begin early next month for about 275 temporary jobs at the Kentucky State Fair. The positions include maintenance and housekeeping staff, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers. Wages begin at $7.25 an hour. Hiring begins Monday, August 8 and continues through the fair’s ten-day run, which begins on August 18. Application […]

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Kentucky Revenues Exceed Estimates By $166 Million

by Rick Howlett July 12, 2011

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio State officials hope higher than expected tax receipts translate into more jobs across Kentucky. The end of the fiscal year report shows general fund tax receipts came in $6.5-percent higher than anticipated. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says receipts exceeded estimates by $166 million. She says the numbers signal […]

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Hiring for Fair Board Jobs Begins

by Kyle Durbin June 28, 2011

The first day of the Kentucky Fair Board’s annual hiring spree drew hundreds of job seekers for the 350 part-time positions available. The openings are for ushers, ticket takers and other positions at the convention center, Freedom Hall and KFC Yum Center. Ryan Zencka, a freelance event staffer, knows the minimum wage salary is low […]

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Unemployment Rate Drops

by Gabe Bullard April 27, 2011

New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the jobless rate in Louisville and the surrounding area dropped last month. Unemployment in March was just over 10 percent, down from 11 percent. That represents roughly 4,500 people finding jobs. Local unemployment is still about a point higher than the national rate, and Kentuckiana […]

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Kentucky Unemployment Rate Drops

by Tony McVeigh April 14, 2011

Kentucky’s unemployment rate continues to hover around 10 percent, though it dropped slightly last month. Kentucky’s March jobless rate was 10.2 percent, compared to the February rate of 10.4 percent. In March 2010, the rate was 10.8 percent.

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Hiring For State Fair To Begin Soon

by Gabe Bullard July 28, 2010

The annual hiring process for temporary state fair workers begins next month. The Kentucky State Fair Board is hiring fewer workers than last year because turnover is lower in the economic downturn.

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Raytheon To Expand In Louisville

by Gabe Bullard March 24, 2010

The defense contractor will add 30 jobs and build a new facility near the former Naval Ordnance Station. The employees will be mostly engineers and mechanics, with salaries above 50 thousand dollars.

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Rallies Held To Protest Bunning

by Gabe Bullard March 2, 2010

Demonstrations are were held across Kentucky Tuesday to urge Senator Jim Bunning to stop blocking an extension of unemployment benefits. At a rally in Louisville, about 50 demonstrators criticized the senator for his actions.

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Bunning Blocks Jobless Benefits Extension

by Gabe Bullard February 27, 2010

Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning’s blockage last week of an extension of jobless benefits is unlikely to be felt by any recipients of those benefits this coming week.

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