Thousands of people applied for 200 new jobs at Target over the last three days in Northeast Albuquerque.
KOAT Action 7 News went to Target's job fair at the Marriott Uptown every day and continued to find lines snaking around the building.
Candidates only have a one in 35 chance in getting a job, but many have said they're confident they can stand out from the pack...The list of events similar to this is as long as it is depressing. Here are some highlights:
- In American Airline's hiring blitz of late last year, 20,000 applicants competed against one another for 1,500 flight attendant jobs. More would have applied if the airline didn't stop considering new applicants at the 20K mark.
- Last May, Target accepted more than 2,000 applications for 200 jobs in the first day of a 3 day job fair in Surfside Beach, SC.
- More than 1 million applied for 50,000 openings at McDonald's in its 2011 hiring blitz.