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Van Nuys job fair draws big crowd

March 18, 2009 12:39:54 PM PDT
With jobs hard to find these days, job fairs are drawing big crowds, like the one held at Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys Wednesday morning.The job fair attracted both students and people from off-campus.

"I've been out of work for about two weeks so far," said job seeker Christian Jarquin. "I've been going on the Internet, that's where I found out about this job fair."

There were plenty of jobs available. Representatives from 12 different government agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department and the F.B.I., were at the fair looking for qualified applicants.

With so many of the openings involving law enforcement, one qualification is an absolute must: A clean record.

"No felony convictions," said Allan Krescent, with L.A. Valley College.

He added, "You must be a United States citizen. Most of the agencies will accept registered aliens, but in order to be appointed as a peace officer, you need to be a citizen."

The job fair runs through 3 p.m. Wednesday. If you missed this one, Valley College is planning another fair in the coming weeks.


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