Manchester Center Job Fair

FRESNO, Calif.

More than 300 people were inside the Manchester Center looking for work Wednesday, and with the double digit unemployment rate in the Valley jobs are tough to come by, even at these job fairs.

There were about 50 people lined up before the fair started at 10 a.m. Some arrived as early 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

While there are dozens of recruiters, not many of them are actually hiring on the spot. This frustrated many of the job seekers that Action News spoke to.

Others were more optimistic about their chances. "I feel like I am getting somewhere. Yes, I have given my resume to several different people. However there are actual opportunities with these companies," said Marie Steward.

"I need a job like everybody else out here... We need jobs bad," said Albert Cornell.

Albert Cornell said this is his ninth job fair he has been to in the past two years. He and several others are still looking for work despite those frustrations.

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