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Phoenix job fair expected to employ thousands of young Valley professionals

In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, a sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. The Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for July 2015 on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

PHOENIX — The city of Phoenix is hoping to get a lot of young adults hired through a local job fair on Friday.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, young Valley professionals will find the training and resources they need to get a job at the 100K Opportunities Initiative job fair. They will even have an opportunity to interview with a handful of potential employers.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the event is expected to change a lot of lives.

“Over 1,000 kids we expect to be employed as a result of this job fair, and for many of them, this will change the trajectory of their lives in a very positive direction,” he said. “This event will change the trajectory of hundreds of young people’s lives.”

Stanton said more than 20 local and national companies will be looking to hire young adults, including Harkins Theaters, Starbucks, Macy’s and the Hyatt Corporation.

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