Wrapping around block of the Sheraton New York Hotel for hours, more than 5,000 people - many in business attire - waited in single-file lines for a chance to submit resumes and chat briefly with recruiters. There were 41 companies hiring, according to Women for Hire, who sponsored the job fair and allowed men to attend for the first time, with a total of 1,000 openings to be filled. At the last such event in November just 1,500 people attended.
RW: Please don't let this be a microcosm of what's to come.
- 5,000 workers in the labor force (employed + unemployed)
- 1,000 jobs, i.e., employed
- 4,000 unemployed