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From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Nearly 700 people apply for 1 janitor job at middle school

MASSILON, Ohio - Evidence of the slumping economy is stacking up at an Ohio school which has nearly 700 applications for one open janitorial job.

Officials at Perry Local Schools near Canton in northeast Ohio say they've extended the deadline until Monday to accommodate the overwhelming response to the week-old posting.

The full-time position at Edison Junior High School pays $15 to $16 an hour plus benefits.

But remember, kids - the economy's going strong and everything's fine! Nothing to worry about here!