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Thousands Flock Chicago Job Fair



    Despite what you're hearing about the economy, there are companies that are looking to hire.

    At a time when big city daily's are folding across the country, when even the Chicago Tribune is bankrupt -- we found a local newspaper that's actually looking to hire!

    "Reflejos" is a mostly-Spanish-language weekly newspaper for suburban Chicago's growing Hispanic community. They're looking for translators and free-lance writers and put out the call at a very crowded job fair in downtown Chicago on Wednesday.

    Thousand Flock to Chicago Job Fair

    [CHI] Thousand Flock to Chicago Job Fair
    Believe it or not, there are employers in Chicago who are hiring right now. (Published Wednesday, March 4, 2009)

    Twenty-five major employers were there -- from AT&T to the U.S. Secret Service -- looking to fill hundreds of positions.

    And this year, they had a big pool to choose from. Last year, about 1,000 people attended the city career fair.

    This year, organizers say more than 5,000 showed up.