Memphis Woman Is Hoping Her Year And A Half Job Search Is Over

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(Memphis) The job outlook across the country may be bleak, but some major Mid-South companies say they're hiring.

That is good news for Sandra Stone who was laid off from her job a year and a half ago.

Thursday, Stone took part in a job fair hosted by the University of Phoenix and left feelingĀ  good about getting a call for an interview, "This is the first one I feel more confident about."

More than a dozen companies showed up for the job fair including Service Master, Kroger, Regions Bank, SIMSO, the Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

Stone, who recently completed a class called 'Dress for Success,' said she also felt more confident talking to potential employers today, "I felt bolder."

Stone was pleased that some employers wanted to look over her resume and even asked her to fill out an application on the spot, "The woman from Service Master told me to hand it to her today. So, it's not like call me. She told me to do itĀ  today and she would call me for an interview."

Gold Strike Casino also held a job fair Tuesday.

The casino is looking to hire several full and part-time employees for its food and beverage department.