By 3 p.m. – the midpoint of the event – some 2,000 people had come through.
With Northeast Mississippi staring at 10.1 percent unemployment, it was little surprise that the turnout was so large.
Applicants from far and wide came to see nearly three dozen companies that included Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi, Toyota Boshoku, North Mississippi Medical Center, Ashley Furniture HomeStore and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
The job fair will have extended hours, lasting from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Click here to read more about the job fair at the Biz Buzz blog.
Read more in Friday's NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.