The Florida State Fair is hiring about 500 seasonal workers for its upcoming annual gathering at the state fairgrounds in Tampa.
Among the available positions: ticket sellers, docents, ride attendants, tram drivers, tram attendants, sign shop technicians, gate attendants, event services and telephone operators.
Start dates range from mid January to early February with the work continuing through Feb. 21.
The fair runs from Feb. 9 to Feb. 20. Applicants must be available to work flexible hours including on-call, late nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays. To apply, go to ww.floridastatefair.com.
The fair has also begun accepting vendor applications from merchants, artisans and competitors for exhibit space. Details are available online at www.floridastatefair.com. Click on "2017 Fair Applications" on the homepage.