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Employment Opportunities

California Exposition & State Fair is an equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.  It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free State workplace.  Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants. A complete listing of open positions at Cal Expo is available at jobs.ca.gov.

California State Fair Seasonal Employment 

Each spring the California State Fair begins to hire seasonal workers to help stage the annual event. Please visit the  State Personnel Board’s website for vacancies. All applicants must submit a Standard State Application Form 678. Applications can be mailed or hand carried to:

California Exposition and State Fair
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Attn: Human Resource Department

If you are successful in the interview process, the hiring supervisor will contact you regarding the next step of the hiring process. A job offer is contingent upon your successful completion of the entire hiring process. You will be contacted to complete paperwork and must have the following documents:

- Driver’s License or ID Card issued by a federal, state or local government agency
– School ID with photo
– Military ID
– Original Social Security Card or a certified copy of a Birth Certificate.

The job offer is not final until you have completed the entire process, and have been contacted by the hiring supervisor either to confirm your start date or to attend an orientation session. You will also be subject to a Megan’s Law check. Fingerprints and drug testing may also apply.

Megan’s Law Form

A work permit is required if you are under 18 and have not graduated from high school. This is not needed until the job has been offered to you. If school is not in session, or you attend a private school or are home schooled, you must go to the district office to obtain the work permit application.

Listed below are the numbers for school districts in the Sacramento area that handle the work permit process:

– Elk Grove Unified School District (916) 686-7726
– Folsom/Cordova Unified School District (916) 355-1100

– Grant Union Unified School District (916) 286-4900
– Natomas Unified School District (916) 567-5400
– Sacramento City Unified School District (916) 643-7400
– San Juan Unified School District (916) 971-7160
– Washington Unified School District (916) 375-7600

After obtaining your work permit application, complete the form and take to the Cal Expo Human Resource Department and they will sign your application. Take the application back to your high school/district office and they will issue the work permit. You must have the work permit before you will be allowed to fill out your hiring packets.

To Visit or Call the Human Resources Office

The California Exposition & State Fair Human Resources Office is located in the Administration Building at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, California 95815.   To locate the office, enter the fairgrounds through Gate D off of Challenge Way. Follow the blue and white signs to the Administration Building, Enter Gate 3 and park in the lot to your left. Enter the building and ask the receptionist to direct you to the Human Resources Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The telephone number is (916) 263-3114.