Job Seekers Line Up for Dallas Job Fair

700 job seekers came through in first two hours

A community job fair, sponsored by the city of Dallas and Councilmember Tennell Atkins, attracted hundreds of people.

The event was held Thursday at the Tommie Allen Recreation Center in Oak Cliff.

Hundreds of job seekers from all over North Texas showed up.

Paul Simonetti drove all the way from Rowlett. He's been searching for a job since last June.

"I've always had a job," Simonetti said. "I have been working since I was 13 years old. This is really strange to me, to not be working at all."

The parking lot of the center was full for hours, with a line of cars waiting to get in. Inside, people were searching for the perfect opportunity.

Simonetti said he was disappointed that he couldn't speak at length with recruiters about his management experience. But Ebonee Christian, 26, of Dallas, said she was optimistic after speaking with several recruiters.

About 50 booths were set up for companies and organizations, including Wal Mart, UPS, Citigroup, Omni hotels and both the Dallas and Carrollton police departments.

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