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Silverwood Job Fair Attracts 100s

Blake Rasmussen, 18, of Hayden, left, uses the back of Jake Tyree, 17, of Spokane, to sign a Silverwood standards sheet as they stand in line for the Silverwood job fair Saturday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d'Alene. Hundreds of people turned out in hopes of securing a job at the theme park. After and interview, Rasmussen was offered a job with the rides division and Tyree accepted a job as a cashier. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

The parking lot at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds was packed Saturday and the lines were long as hundreds of people turned out to seek summer jobs at Silverwood Theme Park. This year the theme park could hire up to 1,400 people, General Manager Paul Norton said. Hours and jobs vary, and Norton said some people just want to work part time. “We’re pretty accommodating,” he said. The annual job fair was set up to move applicants through efficiently. Hopefuls filled out an application in advance online. They stood in line to give their names, then waited in a holding area to have a face-to-face interview with a manager. “It took us years of practice to figure this out,” Norton said of the system/Nina Culver, SR. More here.

Question: If you worked at Silverwood, which job would you want to do?

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