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Tuesday, May 13 2014 02:15 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Job-seekers line up for chance to work

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Thousands of people go through a line that winds in front of the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield Tuesday for this year's JobFest presented by the Kern County Department of Human Services. The job fair attracted 150 employers with about 3,000 jobs needing to be filled.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Brian Rosenblatt gives out a resume to Weststar representative Erica Corriea during the JobFest job fair held at the Rabobank Convention Center Tuesday.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Sandy Suderman says she has a master's degree in business administration and is looking to get back in the workforce. She speaks to Aera human resource advisor LaMeka Ross during the job fair held at the Rabobank Convention Center Tuesday.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Thousands of people walk through the job fair held at the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield Tuesday hoping to land one of about 3,000 jobs available from 150 employers at the job fair.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    From left, Kim Peoples, Shawntaja Stafford and Larry Woolfolk fill out applications hoping to get one of the many jobs available at the JobFest presented by the Kern County Department of Human Services. The job fair attracted 150 employers with about 3,000 jobs needing to be filled.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Jetaviea Womack appears prepared for her one-on-one interview at the job fair held at the Rabobank Convention Center Tuesday.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Many job seekers were able to get a one-on-one interview during the JobFest job fair held at the Rabobank Convention Center Tuesday.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Thousands of people lined up early Tuesday morning outside the Rabobank Convention Center with one goal in mind — land a job.

About 150 employers were on hand offering more than 3,000 positions during an event dubbed Bakersfield JobFest. The Department of Human Services said more than 2,900 people went through the event, which was record attendance.

Californian photographer Henry A. Barrios shares these images from the day.

 

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