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7:06 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Jax Job Fair Draws Thousands

Some 15,000 job seekers attended the city’s career fair Monday at the Prime Osborn Center, a thousand more people than attended last time.

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown said nearly 170 businesses and organizations sent representatives to look over resumes and interview prospective employees. 

“Fidelity was there, Winn Dixie was there looking to hire people. So a lot of good companies," he said. "Coca Cola looking to hire individuals. So a lot of diversity in terms of companies looking for great talent.”
 
Because so many companies now require job applicants to apply online, Brown says there were 80 computers available for people to use and 140 volunteers on hand to help them.
 
The city’s next big job fair, set for this fall, will focus on military veterans and their families.

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