Go beyond the headlines on cops and courts.
Exploring philanthropy, non-profits and socially motivated business.
More than 800 show up for one Tacoma job
More than 800 people showed up to take a test for a job as a Tacoma, Wash., water meter reader. One job. Tacoma Public Utilities spokeswoman...
A database of job losses, layoffs and plant closures in Washington state. Submit a tip.
TACOMA, Wash. — More than 800 people showed up to take a test for a job as a Tacoma, Wash., water meter reader. One job.
Tacoma Public Utilities spokeswoman Sonja Hall says 1,400 applications were received when the position was advertised. Typically the utility receives about 300 to 400 applications for such a job. About 1,300 of the hopefuls were invited to take an 88-question test.
On Wednesday, some 807 showed up.
The utility tells The News Tribune of Tacoma it recently launched a new online application system. But Hall says "the economy and the decrease in available job openings" may have had something to do with the response as well.
She says the tests will be graded and candidates notified of their scores by Feb. 20. Interviews will follow.
The job pays $17.76 to $23.56 per hour.
Copyright © 2009 The Seattle Times Company
UPDATE - 09:46 AM
Exxon Mobil wins ruling in Alaska oil spill case
NEW - 7:51 AM
Longview man says he was tortured with hot knife
Sam and Sara Lucchese create handmade pasta out of their kitchen-garage adjacent to their Ballard home. Here, they illustrate the final steps in making pappardelle pasta.
(Courtesy of LeMay — America's Car Museum) New LeMay exhibit to look at NASCAR LeMay — America's Car Museum in Tacoma will look at the wil...
Post a comment