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Hundreds line up at Mid-South job fair

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(WMC-TV) - Hundreds of Mid-Southerners have new hopes of getting hired after attending a huge jobs fair in Raleigh on Tuesday.

Job seekers stood in line for hours at Raleigh United Methodists Church determined to find work.

"I'm very determined. I would like to work several more years and provide for my family, so I'm determined to get something," said Ronald Thornton.

"Well I think they got different jobs so just whatever I can do there, I'll sweep floors if they want me to," said Julie Abernathy.

Down in the church's basement, recruiters from more than 30 different companies talked with job seekers about a variety of positions.

"We have housekeeping we have R.N.S., we have radiology techs we have nuclear medicine techs we have allied health as well as your clerical support," said Methodist Hospitals recruiter Dell Stokes.

Recruiters say the key to getting hired is to show up dressed well, prepared, and with plenty of confidence.

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