7,000 show up to job fair in Davie

Published On: Oct 17 2012 06:26:27 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2012 11:19:58 PM EDT

More than 7,000 job seekers head to a job fair in Davie where only 900 jobs were available.

DAVIE, Fla. -

More than 7,000 job seekers went to a job fair in Davie where only 900 jobs were available.

A line quickly formed and spanned the outside of the building before the job fair opened Wednesday morning.

"We're going to have a line because if we have too many people in, it's not going to be effective," said Price. "It's going to be too crowded."

All of the jobs were permanent ones.

"We have companies looking for registered nurses, sales reps, painters, landscapers, general labor," said Tiffany Price, one of the organizers of the job fair. "If you have zero experience, we have a company here who you have to -- entry level, no experience needed. They start at $18.27 an hour."

"I was discouraged. I was about to leave. I was like, 'No, I want to leave,' but then I stayed," said Natalie Torres. "It's worth the wait because at the end, hopefully you come out with a job."

More than 60 companies were on hand.

"Lot of people thought it was going to be bad but it's not that bad," said Karen Sewell. "Maybe a minute, 30 seconds and then you can get up, fill out your application, and move on."

"Positive thinking equals positive results, so that's why we're here to do so hopefully we come out with some good news," said David Morejon.

For Barb Cesarone, attending the job fair was an attempt to turn a negative into a positive. She was laid off in February after a 30 year career in the medical field.

"It's very enlightening. It gives you some hope, it gives you some -- it brings you some optimism right at the end of the tunnel," said Cesarone.


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