More than 5,000 show up at job fair in Davie, Florida

Clutching brief cases, donning dark suits and trying to put their best foot forward, more than 5,000 people lined up Thursday at the Signature Grand in Davie with one objective: to find a job.

From recent college graduates to out-of-work business executives, thousands waited in a line that snaked in and around the hotel for a career fair hosted by Diversity Jobs USA. Though doors for the event opened at 11 a.m., many started camping in front of the hotel as early as 8 a.m.

''I almost thought I was at the wrong place,'' said David Rodriguez. ``I thought I was at a Hannah Montana or Jonas Brothers concert because there were so many people waiting in line.''

Rodriguez, a recent Florida International University grad from Hollywood, is seeking a job in communications -- although at this point he admitted he would accept just about any job that came his way, having already applied at local burger joints and supermarkets.

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