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Drive-thru job fair: job seeking from your car

We've all had drive-thru fast food and gone to a drive-in movie theater. But here's a new one. Richmond had it's first drive-thru job fair today.

It's a new trend in job fairs. Here's how it works. Employers tell 123jobzone what position's they're looking to fill. And 123jobzone puts them all into envelopes.

Then job seekers just drive through and get a packet of job openings.

We asked Laticia Austin with 123JobZone how they know if the envelopes are going to people who are qualified for the jobs?

"It's no different than going on a job board search," Austin explained. "We put as many bags together with many different types of employers, therefore hopefully. If not, you can take that information and pass it on to someone who might be qualified for the jobs available in the bag."

Austin said they had a stream of drivers picking up packets during the job fair, which took place in The Diamond parking lot, including churches collecting job opportunities for their members and even a bus driver who pulled over for her riders!

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