Forever 21 holds job fair at Fresno's Fashion Fair Mall

FRESNO, California

The three day job fair will take place at the former "Z Gallery" Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Signs posted in the mall advertise jobs from sales associates to managers and open interviews. The timing couldn't be better for college students like Arpi Der Kevorkian, who showed up to look for work at the mall Monday. "It's really hard right now because they just let go seasonal. Nobody's hiring. They're actually letting go," said Der Kevorkian.

At this point, the pay scale isn't known, but the company's executive vice president, Larry Meyer, told Action News the benefits will be competitive with other retailers. Meyer said those who want to apply Tuesday should bring resumes and a positive attitude. "Our store has a lot of energy. We want our people to reflect that energy. We want to please our customers and we want our staff to please customers. That's what we ask, through and through," said Meyer.

At 150,000 square feet, the new Forever 21 will be one of the company's largest, much bigger than the current 14,000 square feet. Nearby businesses are also excited about the expansion and a new anchor store at the far end of the mall. "It seems like sometimes they're walking through the mall and they kind of think they're done. So having Forever 21 will probably mean more traffic," said Anita Tello, an employee of the nearby SolarX Eyewear.

A grand opening date hasn't been announced.

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