High Turnout At JerryWorld Job Fair

Thousands show up in search of employment

By Kevin Cokely
|  Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010  |  Updated 5:53 PM CDT
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JerryWorld Job Fair Draws A Crowd

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Fifty-three companies looking to hire new employees set up tables at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Tuesday for a job fair sponsored by EmploymentGuide.com. That's nearly double the amount of job fairs held there in past.
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There are some signs pointing to the job market picking up in DFW.

Fifty-three companies looking to hire new employees set up tables at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Tuesday for a job fair sponsored by EmploymentGuide.com. That's nearly double the amount of job fairs held there in past.

The job fair attracted nearly 3,000 people looking for work.

"I think the reason we're getting such a large number is they see opportunity," said Mark Claver with EmploymentGuide.com. "They're not staying at home any longer or just slowly going through the paper. They're taking advantage of these opportunities because they know that people are hiring now."

Job postings on EmploymentGuide.com are also up. "The postings for new jobs nearly tripled this year since January," said Claver. "So we, as a barometer, are seeing a much larger increase in job opportunities in this area."

Texas Health Resources, with 13 hospitals throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, had one of the longest lines of people waiting to apply at the Cowboys Stadium job fair.

"We have a lot of open positions right now," said Cheryl Debro, a recruiter for Texas Health Resources. "In your other industries, there's not much activity, but in health care, it's a growing operation. And especially with the all the medical schools that we have here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it has really really picked up."

Some people left with high hopes.

"Actually, I found some opportunities," said Carmilla Wright, of Arlington. "I put in, like, five applications, so hopefully I'll be getting a call back soon."

Others expressed gratitude for the opportunity to look for a job inside the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

"Not necessarily am I enjoying myself too much trying to find a job," said Lam Nguyen. "But, it helps when you're in the Cowboys Stadium."

Job seekers who didn't make it out to JerryWorld can search here for employment opportunities.

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