April 9, 2009

Crowd of 10,000 creates mess at U.S. job fair

Per The Nashua Telegraph, state officials are apologizing for shutting down a job fair prematurely after 10,000 people showed up at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., more than double the crowd that had been expected.

Twitterers in the area voiced their frustrations about the event:

  1. Charles Frost
    cfrost23 (Durham, N.H.) Job fair was closed because too many people showed up. Good planning. I guess I will search elsewhere for a job.
  2. Rob Keplin
    rkeplin (Nashua, N.H.) The job fair in Manchester was a failure (for the jobless at least). Over 10,000 people showed up; so it closed at 11am, instead of 3pm
  3. Amanda Morrill
    Amanda_Morrill (Manchester, N.H.) Job Fair at SNHU is a complete zoo! I didn't think I was going to get in... let's just say I had to be "creative".
  4. New England Job Show
    NEJobShow (Chelmsford, Mass.) TRIED to go to the job fair in Manchester! Talked to our exec. producer and over 5k people showed up & satellite parking was overloaded!
  5. Laura Fulton
    butterflyangels (Nashua, N.H.) My brother got interviewed by the local news network after being denied entry to the state-wide job fair. He was pissy.
  6. Regi Sasso
    regisasso (Boston, Mass.) (Sad) sign of times: NH job fair today,140 employers, 1,500 openings, 10,000 job-seekers: http://tinyurl.com/ckzqa3

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