MAYHEW, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Auditorium at East Mississippi Community College was filled with people Wednesday, but not for class.
The school was the venue for the 2013 East Mississippi Job Fair.
"Well I've been out of work full time for about a year but I've been doing part time work for the past couple of months," said Bob Hurley one of the hundreds of job seekers eager and optimistic in their hunt for a new job.
Erica Mccune took advantage of the job fair after recently moving to North Mississippi from Pennsylvania.
"I am very optimistic- Physician Assistants are pretty new here but they are expanding the positions and I hope to find something soon," said Mccune.
Patricia Park says the openings with her company are due to both business growth and turn-overs.
"[We] regularly make offers to folks when we find the right candidate," said Park.
Those words are good news for many of those in attendance who shared with us that they are currently unemployed.
"There's not many jobs out there so this may be a good opportunity for everyone," said Joyce James one of the participants in the job fair.