Hundreds of Yakima teens turn out at annual summer job fair

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Teenagers hoping to land work this summer turned out in droves at a Yakima job fair.

Employers manned booths at the "100 Jobs for 100 Kids" fair at the Southeast Community Center. They took applications and offered career advice.

This is the seventh year of the event. Organizers say it helped more kids last year than the title indicated.

A high school junior says it's time well spent.

"You can't beat it," said Zach Tate. "I mean, you could go to a store or some other business and ask for a job there. But, I mean, there's so many different places here, you're a lot more likely to get hired this way."

Organizers say students who missed out today can still get help finding a job through WorkSource Yakima or OIC of Washington.