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Job fair in Tampa draws estimated 3,500

Facing a tight job market in Oklahoma, Levi Inman moved to Tampa last month to stay with relatives and seek work helping with the gulf beach clean-up. When that didn't pan out, he joined an estimated 3,500 flocking to Monday's job and career fair at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Some, like mental health counselor Evereton Lewis, already had a steady job and were looking for other opportunities. Others like Inman, 22, had a bit more urgency behind their task. Inman said he recently found out his girlfriend is pregnant, and the young couple want to get a place of their own. "I needed a job before, but I really need work now," he said. The Tampa event, sponsored annually by the St. Petersburg Times, drew a similar turnout to job fairs that the Times holds three times a year in St. Petersburg, organizer Dave LaBell said.

Job fair in Tampa draws estimated 3,500 07/19/10 [Last modified: Monday, July 19, 2010 2:53pm]
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