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Thousands show up for job fair at airport

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is held a job fair Wednesday, where nearly 3,000 hopefuls showed up to compete over 60 open positions.

Job-seekers found 15 companies ready to share information about current and future job opportunities.

Airport officials told WBTV they estimate more than 2,700 people showed up for the fair.

Employers are hiring in retail, ground transportation, airline services, and food and beverage.

The following companies attended the Job Fair:

  • Bijoux Bellagio
  • City of Charlotte
  • Duty Free Americas
  • Enterprise Holdings (Enterprise, National and Alamo)
  • Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)
  • HMSHost (CLT's food and beverage concessionaire)
  • Paradies (CLT's retail concessionaire)
  • Park Inc.
  • PJJD (food and beverage operator)
  • SB&J (food and beverage and retail operator)
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • US Airways
  • Wilson Air Center

The promotional job fair is part of an effort to create awareness in the community about the variety of jobs available at the Airport. It also served to fill the employment needs of Airport tenants.

Charlotte Douglas is one of the largest employers in Mecklenburg County and is credited for directly or indirectly creating more than 100,000 jobs in the region by the businesses it serves. More than 18,000 workers are employed within the terminal and surrounding airfield, including 7,000 US Airways employees. The airline operates its largest hub at CLT and will be represented at the job fair.

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