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New unemployment numbers for Nevada are going to be released later this week and they aren't expected to be good. Because of the rising unemployment, thousands of people showed up to a job fair at Texas Station.

The event, sponsored by Las Vegas Jobs, hoped to match employers with potential employees. They expected over 5,000 people to turn out.

One of the job seekers lost her job in December. "It was disheartening at first, but then I have to stop and think when God closes a door, he always opens a window. So there is something out there and I have to have patience and wait," said Shirley Iodence.

Ken Gregg is in luck because there are a lot of sales jobs available with the 38 companies at the fair, "I dress to impress. I'm like a little pitbull, if you let me out of the cage, I'm going to get a sale."

Other open positions include attorneys, vice presidents, chefs, models, IT managers, and massage therapists just to name a few. The companies range from MGM Mirage to Clark County and Sierra Nevada College and Tahiti Village.

Ted Becker, a manager at Yellow Pages, had a few words of wisdom for job seekers, "Somebody that's got a ton of energy -- that's really positive. Somebody that has a lot of focus and ideas of where they want to go in their career, because we're not looking for people who are looking for a job, we're looking for someone who wants a career -- who's driven."

The largest company with the most opportunities is MGM Mirage. But they say half of the 12,000 CityCenter jobs will be filled with existing MGM Mirage employees, so that leaves 6,000 open positions at current properties.

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