150+ companies attending citywide job fair

By Elizabeth Campbell, General assignment reporter, ecampbell@wjxt.com
Kristin Cason, Associate producer, kcason@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 07:54:59 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 16 2014 09:46:33 AM EDT

Leaders hope this helps Duval County's unemployment rate. It's at six percent compared to more than 11 percent a few years ago.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Mayor Alvin Brown and Congresswoman Corrine Brown will host the 2014 Citywide Job and Resource Fair on Monday.

It's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. It's free and open to the public.

More than 150 companies are attending.

One local woman recently got a job at Brumos Motor Cars through a job fair at TPC Sawgrass. Lee Harrelson and her husband recently moved to Jacksonville and were having trouble finding a job, until they attended the job fair. Harrelson encourages any job seekers to attend today's job fair.

"I think it's a great opportunity to be able to interview with lots of companies, and basically you tell them what you want to do and instead of specifying it to every company," Harrelson said.

Harrelson said that the atmosphere of a job fair is much less stressful and intimidating than a one-on-one interview.

During the event, there will be a series of workshops to help job seekers with a range of topics, including interview skills, resume preparation, using social media, dressing for success and more.

Attendees should bring copies of their resumes and wear business attire.

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