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U.S. Open Looking To Fill Hundreds Of Part-Time Jobs

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Get paid to watch the U.S. Open? Well, it does involve some work. The Contingent Work Force office in Cheswick is bursting with applicants, making their ten-day employment choices for the tournament that takes place next week.

High school senior Emilee Larkin winds up with cleanup duty. She says it's not what the job is, but where it is that counts.

"Especially if you're into golf, you get to see everything. And you're down there. I think it will be a lot of fun."

Contingent vice president John Adams says the company has reached out to high schools and colleges, hoping to hire at least 500 hourly workers at the famed course in Oakmont.

"Doing anything from parking attendants to course staff to tent cleanup. Player tent to merchandise tent, everything."

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The Contingent Work Force grew out of the company that kept things rolling at the last U-S Open in Oakmont, in 2007. The golf course and parking areas cover a lot of ground. But Adams says it's not quite like cleaning up after a Steelers game.

"It's nothing like that. It's like picking up a gum wrapper once every hour, something like that. It's not too hard. Come on, get paid! Part-time job!"

Hunter Stiehler, the owner's son, is dressed in early golfer style as he loudly exhorts motorists to stop and apply.

"You see someone's window open, then you really yell out," he explains. "Because that's when you can get their attention."

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