WA company gets more than 700 job applications

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging says the company received 719 applications at two hiring events over the past week.

Pat Case tells The Daily News (http://bit.ly/pZX7WS) that the company had an open hiring call for hourly workers Saturday and Monday at the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Local 153 union hall in Longview, Wash.

Longview Fibre plans to hire about five hourly workers each month for the next few months as openings occur to replace retirees.

Applicants are entered into a lottery. Those selected tour the plant and get interviewed. Starting pay is about $32,000 per year.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com