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800+ line up for work in Columbus

By Laura Ann Sills - email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Despite the cold weather 827 people came out to the Columbus Department of Labor and stood in line for their chance at a fresh start.

Mobis, the company that supplies parts to Kia is looking to fill 250 production jobs.

With the sea of applicants awaiting their turn it was impossible not to feel the effects of the recent economy. A local woman said the line reminded her of the Great Depression. But overall the crowd remained optimistic.

They said they hope the year 2010 will be better. For now, they just have to make a good impression in their interview.

Thea Myers, a currently unemployed Columbus native, said that people going into the interviews have to "communicate well, very personal appearance. Look well and just be persistent and sell yourself." 

Vera Degourville was waiting in line since 5 a.m. As she left the interview optimistic she had a few encouraging words for people in her situation, "Don't give up. Don't give up because there's always a job out there. Someone is always ready to train cause believe me I haven't gave up. I'm positive I'm going to get me a job."

Mobis plans to begin hiring in February.


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