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Thousands Turn Out For Fourth Twin Towers Job Fair

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Hundreds of prospective employers met Tuesday with thousands of New Yorkers who lost their jobs in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The Twin Towers Job Expo is the city's fourth job fair since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and the line to get in began forming before dawn.

Thousands of people are out of work because their offices were in the twin towers. Others have lost their jobs in the weeks and months since September 11.

People NY1 talked to Tuesday say it has been a tough road these past four months, and finding a job is a top priority.

“I really need one. My daughter is a freshman in college, and I need a job,” said one attendee.

The last three job fairs were held at Madison Square Garden, but so many people showed up, applicants had to be turned away. The Javits Center provides more space for the thousands of people who turned out today.

“We have new employers, and the employers who were there before have new openings, so I think there are a lot of opportunities available for these people and there are ways they can hook up with people that can help them,” said Amy Peterson of the Human Resources Administration.

The job fair is geared toward people who lost their jobs related to the trade center tragedy, but it is open to all New Yorkers who are looking for work.

For more information, go to www.twintowersjobs.org, or call 1-866-JOBS-NYC.
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