Hundreds of job seekers in Middle Georgia we're in Perry Thursday, hoping to find work. The Department of Labor hosted their annual July event at the Georgia National Fairgrounds this year to accommodate more people.
The Manager of the Houston County Career Center says more than 80 employers were on hand, ranging from technology companies to banks and universities.
"Well it's an opportunity for a lot of employers who are either hiring now or expect to be hiring soon, and a lot of people that are looking for work to get together under one roof and meet a lot of each other at the same time," said Jane Simpson, Houston County Career Center Manager.
Organizers say there were around 1,500 to 1,600 job seekers at the fair.