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 but he showed up today grateful for an opening in his field.
“I have a lot of interest in event stuff,” he says. “I have done security and I like working with people… I am willing to take… part time or temporary… it seemed like a really good fit.”
Hiring continues tomorrow from 10 am to 7 pm at the Kentucky Convention Center, and Thursday at the Yum Center.