ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Hundreds of New Mexicans looking for working are packing the New Mexico Workforce Connections office Friday for one of the biggest job fairs of the year.
Many in attendance said things were already looking up.
Forty employers from around the state were at the fair and have and say they have all types of jobs open.
Last time Workforce Connections had a job fair in November – 967 people showed up. Job fair managers say they checked back with employers two weeks later and found 400 people had been hired from that fair.
Dakota Pancho attended the fair Friday, he's looking for work after moving to Albuquerque from Las Cruces.
Pancho and others told KRQE News 13 that things feel like they're getting easier.
Pancho said he was interviewed for several jobs a the fair Friday and that he had a good feeling that he was going to get a job.
The New Mexico Department of Labor recently found that New Mexico had climbed in job creation from 49th to 40th.
The job fair lasts until 3 p.m.
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