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Thousands turn out for Livermore outlets job fair
LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) -- A prime example of the uncertain employment picture was on display in Livermore Tuesday.
Thousands of job seekers lined the sidewalk for hundreds of yards outside the new Paragon Outlets. Two thousand jobs are available at the retail outlet, and people wanting to work were out in force.
The latest data puts Alameda County's unemployment rate at 9.4 percent, the second-highest in the Bay Area behind Solano County. That means 73,000 people are looking for work in Alameda County, so the 2,000 jobs at Paragon should be filled quickly.
The Paragon Outlets will be home to 120 premium retail stores and is scheduled to open in time for this holiday season.
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