More than 1,000 turn out for state job fair

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (AP) — A job fair organized by the state labor department drew more than 1,000 people looking for work in central Wisconsin.

College students and the unemployed waited in lines to apply for vacant positions in everything from health care to the transportation industry. Organizers say the fair Wednesday had mixed success in matching jobs to those qualified for the position.

Josh Hahn was hoping to land a job after being out of work for about four months. Hahn says hunting for employment has become increasingly frustrating. He had a chance to apply for several positions.

Roehl Transport employment specialist Sara Yessa tells the Wausau Daily Herald she saw no shortage of qualified candidates, including plenty of experienced truck drivers.