Thousands attend Friday's downtown job fair

More than 1,700 pre-registered and even more walk-in jobseekers filled the SeaGate Centre.
More than 1,700 pre-registered and even more walk-in jobseekers filled the SeaGate Centre.

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Hundreds of jobseekers filled the SeaGate Centre Friday morning in hopes of finding work, or just a change. Lucas County commissioners, along with Rep. Marcy Kaptur and The Source, tried to recruit employers who were in need of new employees now.

More than 1,700 pre-registered and even more walk-in jobseekers filled the SeaGate Centre with resumes in hand looking for work.

Nearly 50 employers were in attendance, including Chrysler and Campbell Soup, all with immediate job openings needing to be filled. The event also exposed jobseekers to work placement agencies and other smaller, local businesses that most people searching for work may have overlooked.

"One of the advantages of a jobs fair is that it brings together companies that maybe people haven't thought about, careers that maybe they didn't realize were out there. So it gives them a chance to do a little shopping about what kind of job they might be interested in," said Kaptur.

Those who were unable to make it to the job fair downtown can call The Source at 419-213-JOBS to learn about employers from the fair and others who may be hiring.

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