Big turnout for State Farm job fair in Tacoma

7/16/2013 8:45 PM
By Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Candidates turned out by the dozens on Tuesday in downtown Tacoma, hoping to land a job at State Farm's job fair.

The News Tribune reports that the company wants to hire about 500 people. Before the job fair even began, more than 1,000 people had filled out applications online.

On Tuesday, the line to register for an interview was in the double-digits for hours.

The insurance company announced in late April its plans to expand its operations to downtown Tacoma. Company officials have said it plans to ultimately employ 1,100 people.

The job fair continues Wednesday.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com


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