More Than 4,200 Show Up for Outlet Mall Job Fair

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - More than 4,200 people crowded a job fair for an outlet mall being built at Leeds.

The Saturday event drew hundreds before the doors even opened at
9 a.m., hoping to talk with the more than 50 tenants of the mall.

The new $127 million facility is set to open Oct. 28.

Some of the people at the job fair are employed but looking for better work, while others have been out of work months. One woman said she has been unemployed since 2007 and her husband recently lost his job.

The Shops at Grand River mall will include dozens of stores and restaurants. Tenants are expected to hire at least 650 employees.

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