SLOC Recruits Students in Union

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If you’re looking for an Olympic-related job, you should find yourself in the Union today.

Recruiters for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee will be in the Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Students need money. This is the perfect opportunity for them to get it,” said Gwen Springmeyer, assistant director of the 2002 Office of Olympic Coordination at the University of Utah.

More than 3,000 U students and employees will be involved with the Games. Springmeyer wants to double that number. “Brigham Young University has more people involved than we do, and we’re the site of the Village and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies,” she said.

SLOC employment opportunities pay $10 to $14 per hour. Training may start in January, but the majority of work-hours will be during the February break.

Those hired will be expected to work 40 to 50 hours a week. SLOC employees will receive a free Olympic uniform, meals and transportation.

“If you’re worried about fitting it in your schedule, come and ask and SLOC will try to work it out,” Springmeyer said.