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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  In a tough economy, finding a job isn't easy, even for a recent college graduate like Candace Frazier.

"It's been kind of rough," said Frazier. "I've been diligently looking for employment and haven't found anything yet."

Since graduating from Jackson State University in May, Frazier said she's sent out 50 applications every two weeks. Wednesday, she attended her first job fair.

"I've already been networking with some people and it's looking a little promising," said Frazier.

The political science major was one of hundreds of job-seekers at the Jackson Convention Complex for WLBT's job fair, which was held Wednesday from 10 am-2 pm. It's channel 3's way of helping the community in tough economic times.

"You know, you have people who are just entering the job force and looking for jobs and really don't have the education about looking for a job and what employers are expecting, so this is just a great time to come out and learn," said Cedric Grizzell, WLBT's classified Internet sales director.

The job fair featured over 30 vendors, a booth where job-seekers upload resumes online, and a business casual fashion show.

"Also, resume writers are on the grounds giving tips on how to update your resume," said Grizzell.

With over 30 vendors, companies say it's a great time to see what's out there, even if you're not in the job market right now.

"We never know what the future going to hold. The more you know, the better you can familiarize yourself with the company, the better it is for you, not just now but sometime in the future," said Margie Carter-James, a participating vendor and member of the Black Human Resources Network.

If you missed the job fair, you can still participate online. Just click on JobLink3 at www.wlbt.com, and you can upload your resume and see job openings.

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