Thousands try to nab a job at Goodwill job fair

GLENDALE, AZ - Over 5,000 people attended Goodwill’s job fair at University of Phoenix Stadium Thursday.

Two hundred fifty companies needed to fill 7,500 positions.

This year's Career Expo featured a "First Impressions” center where job seekers got interview clothes, accessories and haircuts.

Fifty-two-year-old Corina Blake attended the job fair Thursday, hoping to land a job.

Blake was laid off last November and finding work hasn't been easy. She's applied to dozens of jobs and gone on four interviews.

“I feel like it's my age,” said Corina. “It's very frustrating because I believe that I'm a good worker and I have a great work ethic but I haven't been able to find anything.” 

“Every year we help thousands of people prepare and find work. Last year we helped over 23,000 people find jobs and this year it's just as high,” Summer Dunham with Goodwill said.

Last year, Goodwill served 59,607 people and 23,506 jobs were found as a result. 

In addition, 145,818 people visited a Career Center in 2012 for help with resume writing, interview preparation, computer skills, and other workshops.

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