Thousands attend Brooklyn job fair

BROOKLYN - Hundreds of Brooklyn residents eager to land a new job waited in a long line for hours to attend a job fair in the borough today.

Organizers say more than 3,000 attended the event, with more than 80 employers looking for new qualified candidates. Many were filling out applications on the spot, while others took advantage of a new smart system that scans resumes and sends them to employers.

According to the Labor Department, this past February, businesses posted the largest amount of job openings in more than two years. Unemployed residents say that news is promising.

The fair, which was held at Long Island University's Arnold and Marie Schwartz Athletic Center, was free and open to the public.

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