KSDK -- According to numbers provided by organizers, a job fair held today at Harris-Stowe State University attracted more than 5,000 job seekers.
Congressman Lacy Clay's 5th Annual Career Fair promised around 100 employers. Before it opened, the line of job seekers stretched nearly around the building.
A wide range of companies and agencies were on hand, from the FBI to Boeing to Harrah's.
Congressman Clay said the turnout shows the urgency of unemployment and underemployment in his First Congressional District and throughout the St. Louis region.