Council Bluffs Job Fair Attracts 400 People

Bill Steckis

OMAHA (KPTM)- The national unemployment rate is now 7.3%. Iowa and Nebraska boasts a much lower percentage at 4.9% and 4.2% respectively.

However some people are still struggling to find work.

The Daily Nonpareil did its part by holding a job fair at the Mall of the Bluffs on Tuesday.

Rena Collins was doing housekeeping work part time. She needed more.

She attended all 22 booths at the job fair.

"Well, the thing is, you get a little job and you wait until you find a job you really want and then you go after it. But you take something. You don't have to settle but you take something and it could lead to something better," said Collins.

She landed three interviews and hopes to get hired by one of the companies participating.

Over 90 interviews were scheduled for this week and next week. One person was hired on the spot. Just over 400 people attended the job fair looking for work.