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October 7, 2013

1000 apply for outlet mall in job fair's 1st hour


PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The line of applicants for the Outlets of Mississippi wrapped around a community college building in Pearl before the job fair opened.

Seventeen-year-old Devin Thornhill of Wesson arrived three hours early, even though he didn't have a first choice among the 63 retailers.

He told The Clarion-Ledger ( ) it was well worth it.

The job fair's ran Saturday at Hinds Community College in Pearl and Sunday at the Rankin campus.

The mall is hiring for 1,600 jobs.

During the job fair's first hour, nearly 1,000 teens, adults and seniors had made rounds of the booths. The busiest were Levi Strauss & Co., Cole Haan and anchor retailer Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th.

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