Hundreds apply for jobs at Forever 21

FRESNO, California

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It will be located at the old Gottschalks at the far end of the mall. The last person to get an interview left here just after 9 P.M. They had been waiting in line since 1:00 Tuesday afternoon.

That line got so long that Forever 21 officials had to turn away a lot of disappointed people. A mall security guard sent dozens of job seekers home around 7:30 P.M. Tuesday night.

Ginger Arruda made the cut off and was certain she'd get it in for an interview. But 90 minutes later learned otherwise.

"So disappointed. It's just nine more people. I thought I was probably going to get in but I guess not." said Arruda.

Arruda was the last person not to get in. That's because Forever 21 officials cut off the line again around 8:30 P.M. They ended up giving 40 or so people a yellow card which will let them cut in line if they come back Wednesday.

"At least we get to go to the front of the line but we've still been out here for five hours now and it's pretty cold. And the first time they did it -- it was a shock but the second time they did it -- it was kind of rude actually." said Taylor Houston.

Hundreds of people formed a long line throughout the day that extended past the existing Forever 21 store. For some the long day was well worth the wait.

"They offered me a second interview on Friday since I was one of the few to get lucky." said Latearney Dawkins.

Applicants will still have two more days to impress the higher ups at Forever 21.

The company says they're still looking to fill anywhere between 200 - 250 jobs at this store. That's less than what the Executive Director of Forever 21 told Action News Monday.

"There will be many different positions that we carry within the store. As large as this one is going to be. There will be many many different positions." said Lance Canteloupe.

The job fair will continue Wednesday and Thursday inside the old "Z Gallerie" building at Fashion Fair Mall. The doors are open from 10am until 6pm. Applicants should bring resumes to the job fair.

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