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Cuyahoga County Board of Elections holding job fair to hire thousands for presidential primary election

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 18:03:36-05

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is holding a job fair as part of the effort to hire thousands of workers to assist voters in the presidential primary election.

The board is hiring 4,000 individuals as Precinct Election Officials, as well as filing openings for Ride Along Officials, Drop-off Assistants, Rovers and 300 other openings for clerks.

Since Election Day falls on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, officials said it’s been challenging to find workers.

"Competition with the holiday is making it a challenge to find all of the people we need to administer this very important Election," Anthony Perlatti, Director of the Board of Elections, said in a press release. "Attending the job fair is a great way to learn about our work and how easy it is to join our great team. There are openings for every skill level so we will seriously consider every individual who walks through the doors."

Precinct Election Officials make $172.10 and clerks make $11.50 per hour for assignments that range in length from several weeks to three months.

The job fair will be held Monday. Jan. 6 at the Cuyahoga County Garage located at 2501 Harvard Ave. in Newburgh Heights.

The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those interested in applying can do so before the job fair by calling 216-443-6600 or by clicking here.