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U.S. Customs hiring hundreds of new border protection agents in Buffalo, elsewhere

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hiring 1,600 border protection agents for Buffalo and four other communities.

Applicants must pass a background investigation, polygraph, medical examination, two pre-employment fitness examinations, drug test and an interview.

Information on the new jobs is posted on USAJobs.gov and the deadline for applying is May 31 or until 16,500 applications are received. The agency wants the new agents on board by Sept. 30.

The jobs will be available in Buffalo, Rochester, Oswego, Wellesley Island and Erie, Pa.