Congressional Black Caucus Holds Jobs Fair In Crenshaw

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Thousands of unemployed Angelenos headed down to the Crenshaw district Wednesday in search of their next job.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports on a job fair going on at the Crenshaw Christian Center at 79th and Vermont Avenue.

An estimated 4,000 people showed up to apply for as many as 2,500 jobs with over 160 potential employers ranging from Wells Fargo to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Fox entertainment conglomerate.

“Whatever job is willing to hire me on the spot, or either hire me in a day or two or a week, I’ll take it,” said one man.

The job fair — which is being put on by the Congressional Black Caucus — is the last stop on a jobs initiative tour to five cities that included town hall meetings, workshops and seminars.

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