Employers meet with potential employees, but are they hiring?

Chasity Trzop
Chasity Trzop

Louisville, KY - By Jon Chrisos - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - New claims for unemployment dropped last week, but there are still thousands of people looking for a job. Employers met with potential employees Thursday at Brown Mackie College.

Every couple of weeks, we're seeing another job fair. This one was hosted at Brown Mackie College in partnership with the Louisville Office of Employment and Training. There's no shortage of people who show up to these fairs and optimistically hope for a job.

But are there really jobs available? We talked with all 12 employers there who told us they are hiring. For example, a human resources manager for Auto Zone says they're looking to hire several people from cashiers to managers. She wouldn't promise they'd hire anyone from Thursday's fair, but if the right person walked in, she would.

The Bureau of Labor puts Kentucky's most recent unemployment rate at more than 10 percent, and the hosts of Thursday's job fair acknowledge the search isn't easy, but job seekers have to keep getting out there.

"It's a tough market always so there's a lot of work that has to be put into it," said Chasity Trzop with Brown Mackie College. "Opportunities such as this are great. It gives people exposure, and without that exposure, they're not going to be able to find a job."

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