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MIAMI (CBS4) – As Miami’s unemployment rate continues to hover in the double digits, job seekers may be able to find some relief at a massive job fair being held in Miami on Tuesday.

The Miami Job Fair, hosted by U.S. Rep Frederica Wilson, will be held August 23, 2011 at the James L. Knight Center from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The James L. Knight Center is located at 400 SE 2nd Avenue.

“From day one, my focus has been jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Congresswoman Wilson in a statement. “Unemployment in South Florida is no longer a crisis, but an epidemic. It’s time to take matters into our own hands and provide real opportunities for people to get back to work.”

The event will feature seminars on job readiness, resume writing, interview skills and salary negotiations.

More than 110 local and national employers will be on hand to accept resumes and talk with applicants. Some of the companies represented include Home Depot, AT&T, Carnival Cruise Lines, Care Plus, Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Florida Marlins, University of Miami, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo. Organizers say applicants will be able to apply for an estimated 1933 positions.

“No one was invited or allowed to participate in this job fair if they didn’t have openings and were ready to hire right now,” said Wilson.

Click Here to register online or for more information or call (305) 690-5905.  Registration on the day of the event starts at 8:00am.

Wilson says if Tuesday’s job fair isn’t enough, she promises to hold another one.

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