Job Fair Overwhelmed by Persons Hungry for Work

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A higher-than-expected turnout at a New Hampshire job fair has forced organizers to turn away throngs of job seekers.
More than 10,000 people showed up Thursday for the event at Southern New Hampshire University’s athletic complex in Manchester. The job fair had been heavily promoted on television, but organizers expected just 5,000 participants.
Traffic was backed up for miles and quickly filled the 3,000-car Mall of New Hampshire parking lot, which was being used as a shuttle-bus pickup hub.
Officials say 1,300 people, many of them dressed in business suits, entered the job fair within the first hour. The event began at 10 a.m. and was supposed to run until 3 p.m.

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