Job Seekers Look to Peanut Festival for Work

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

For a couple of men, their trip to the peanut festival early Wednesday morning wasn't about funnel cake or a ride on the blizzard. It was looking for a job and shortly after filling out the forms, they were on their way. Others were not so lucky.

A foreman of construction told News 4 that they were not looking for more applicants and said they had plenty of help.

Plenty of help was not the answer many were looking for on the way to the festival office, which had to re direct job applicants to the tent area.

“That’s very common we have people calling all day,” said festival volunteer Carrie Cavender. “Looking for jobs anything and everything, put up rides, clean bathrooms sell tickets anything and everything they can do to just make a little money."

Not everyone looking is in dire economic straits. Many just wanting to experience the Peanut Festival from a different than they've seen most of their lives.

"I think it would be really awesome seeing what they have available besides being a participant so it's going to be kind of cool," said Janice Dula.

But it appears for every job, from crane operator all the way to stuffed animal tosser...the positions are filled at the Peanut Festival, there are spaces for volunteers though

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