Update: Drive-Thru Job Fair Attracts Hundreds Despite Weather

A drive-thru job fair in Omaha attracted hundreds of job seekers Wednesday despite the cold, snowy weather. Organizers tells Channel 6 News that 850 bags were given away to the job seekers. A typical job fair in the metro hosted by the same group would hand out between 200-400.

"We were afraid what it would be like this morning with the weather," said Kathy Flavell, with OmahaJobs.com, the sponsor of the event. "But when somebody needs a job, they're going to come out. They're going to get the information. We've had people here since 7:30."

It was the second annual drive-thru job fair at the Comfort Inn at 72nd and Grover. Job seekers pulled up and received a bag full of information on job openings in the Omaha area.

"I didn't do the drive-thru one before," said Kurt Bush from Plattsmouth. "I've done the traditional one. But I heard this one was drive-thru and you get what you need. So it seemed a lot easier to do it that way."

At last year's event, vehicles were backed up to the interstate. This year, with the snow and cold, the numbers were down a little bit, but organizers were encouraged by the turnout.

"There's a lot of jobs," said Flavell. "And people are curious to find out how and where. And they're showing up."

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