Hundreds Hoping To Find A New Job

(Memphis) Around 2,000 showed up at Memphis Church Tuesday hoping to land a job or at least get a lead on a good one.

Thirty employers including FedEx, Comcast, Gipson Guitars, The City of Memphis, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Memphis Fire Department took part in the job fair at Raleigh United Methodist Church.

Over the last four years Raleigh United Methodist has held eight jobs fairs and helped around 350 people find work.

The church has also helped job seekers get their GED’s, put together resumes and learn how to dress for success.

Everyone we talked to said they were looking for a full-time job with good health benefits.

“I have two daughters. I’m just trying to provide you know. It’s hard out here , but  opportunities like this you just have to take them. Anything is good,” said Phelon Suell.

Organizers of the job fair couldn’t say how many jobs were available today, but say everyone at the job fair was hiring.

Unemployment in the Memphis Metro Area is still over 9%.

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