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Hundreds Attend Downtown Job Fair In Hopes Of Finding Work

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Millions of students will graduate from high school this month and millions are finishing college.

That means there are a lot of people looking for work as the summer months begin.

On Wednesday, a job fair was held downtown where potential employers said there are many people looking for work.

“I’m trying to get something full-time and, or another part-time to find a way to make ends meet,” Anna Lawson-Jones said.

It was a common theme at the job fair at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

“I hear a lot of desperation, a lot of people can’t find something in their field and being a retailer, I realize in the food chain we are not the highest up there. But, a lot of people are looking for a foot in the door opportunity,” Staples Division Human Resources Manager Julius Trammer said.

“The difference is life-long. You want to make sure that having a career is somewhere that you are passionate, you believe and you want to make it for the rest of your life,” University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus Director Troy Malovey said.

There are dozens of tables set up as employers are looking for people to hire, but at the same time, there are also sessions where those potential employees can sit down and figure out what is important to those people who are hiring.

“My main thing is looking at this resume workshop that they have because I am thinking that maybe my resume is outdated from what I used to do to what I do now and what they may be doing. So, I am looking to find out more on what maybe I can do to improve my resume to where I won’t have that in-between gap,” Lawson-Jones said.

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