August 24, 2010 7:03 PM

One for the books: Hundreds show up for library job opening

Posted for only a week, an entry-level opening for a librarian's assistant drew 309 job seekers to a crowded meeting hall Monday in Tacoma, Wash., all vying to land a coveted city job with benefits during a difficult economy. Among their ranks was a laid-off Weyerhaeuser information technology professional, an out-of-work paralegal and a struggling single mother of three in the midst of a career change.

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