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    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, and Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder. The tour will also feature special alumni in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Tailgate Tour, Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer.

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    If unable to attend, please pick up an application from the Guest Services desk inside the Lambeau Field Atrium or review the employment information below.    

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    The Green Bay Packers are seeking part-time/seasonal employees to assist with Packers home games/events and provide legendary customer service to all guests at Lambeau Field. 

    Qualifications include strong verbal communication and conversation skills, trouble-shooting skills, ability to stay focused on job responsibilities and ability to stand entire shift. Individuals must be available for all home games, Family Night, any potential home playoff games, and other Lambeau Field events as needed.

    Hall of Fame Job Fair:
    Tuesday, April 21 from 3-6pm
    Part-Time/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Hall of Fame Customer Service Representatives
    • Stadium Tour Guides


    Game Day Job Fair:

    Wednesday, April 22 from 2-5pm or Thursday, April 23 from 3-6pm
    Gameday/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Security Event Staff
    • Guest Services – Greeters, Ushers, Attendants, Wheelchair Runners

     
    The job fairs will be held in the Terrace Suites; fifth floor of the Shopko Gate/South End.  On-site interviews conducted. Must enter through the Shopko Gate on the south side of the stadium (parking off of Ridge Road and Valley View Road).

    If unable to attend, please pick up an application from the Guest Services desk inside the Lambeau Field Atrium or review the employment information below.    

    *Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old*

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Crunch time is here; are you ready for it?

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Old-time football returns to Lambeau Field on Sunday


GREEN BAY—We have arrived at crunch time. If you like big games played in cold weather, this is the one for which you’ve been waiting.

Don’t try to find ways for the Packers to lose this game and remain in the playoff race. That’s a loser’s mentality and it neither fits this team nor its fans.

This is a home game. This is a division game. This is a game between neighboring rivals that involves intense emotions and circumstances that guarantee joy and despair. This is a must win for every reason.

Mostly, the Packers must defeat the Vikings on Sunday to avoid falling two games off the NFC North lead. The Packers need a win on Sunday so they might go to Detroit for a Thanksgiving Day game that, should the Packers win that one, would put them in the driver’s seat heading into December.

Don’t even bother considering the fallout from a loss on Sunday. Trust me, it’s bad.

Just focus on this one. Focus on one team being quarterbacked by a young man who has spent the majority of this season on the practice squad, and another team that has spent the season trying to find a quarterback worthy of the starting job. Focus on two teams with power running backs, and on a weather forecast that suggests those men will decide the outcome.

Are you ready for crunch time? It arrives on Sunday.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Vikings.

1. Run the ball—Let’s make this real simple this week.

2. Stop the run—Old-time football; run the ball, stop the run. What better place than Lambeau Field?

3. Avoid interceptions—Scott Tolzien needs to be less concerned with making plays, and more concerned with not making mistakes.

4. Win the battle of field position—Cold-weather football is all about short fields. The team with the “shortest” field will likely win the game.

5. Gang tackle—Adrian Peterson makes the free hat miss. The Packers need many free hats.

6. Deny big plays—Peterson and Cordarrelle Patterson are big-play threats.

7. Focus on this one—Not on the next one.

8. Play with emotion—The time for pacing yourself is over.

9. Try some shot plays—They mix well with the run and Tolzien appears to have a feel for the deep ball.

10. Be dogged—The Vikings are a 2-8 dome team playing in the cold. Motivation can be difficult to sustain.

Additional coverage - Nov. 21

 
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