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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The 10th Annual Career and Job Expo was held at the Columbus Trade and Convention Center on Thursday.

The Georgia Department of Labor and Columbus Technical College assisted Clear Channel Radio with this event.

It was open to the public until 2 p.m. We're told that 2,100 job seekers attended the fair, and 95 employers were there, looking for someone to hire.

Mikell Fryer, Regional Director for the Georgia Department of Labor told us why they chose to hold this event on Valentine's Day.

"One of the things about having a job fair on Valentine's Day is everybody knows that you need to go home with a box of chocolates, but it's a greater thing to go home with a box of chocolates and a job - and, so we are hoping a number of these folks go home with a box of chocolates and a job," said Fryer.

They also helped with resumes and other things you need in order to find a job.

We are told that in the first thirty minutes alone, there were more than 600 people in attendance.

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