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Hundreds turn out for Valley job fair

Interested applicants attend the Greater Phoenix Job Fair. (KTAR Photo/Sandra Haros)

PHOENIX -- Hundreds of people armed with resumes packed a conference room at the Airport Marriott in Phoenix on Monday for the Greater Phoenix Job Fair.

Companies from a variety of industries met one-on-one with prospective employees to fill upwards of 500 positions.

"Big companies, State Farm for example, who is here today, is looking to fill 500 positions," said LocalWork.com President and CEO Ryan Naylor, who organized the event. "They're positions they could have filled in other markets, but they are so impressed with the Phoenix market, the talent pool, the opportunity here, so they're choosing to relocate a lot of those jobs here."

Monday's job fair represents one of six scheduled for this year. Visit localwork.com to find out when the next event will take place.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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