LIVERMORE -- About 2,000 East Bay residents attended a four-hour job fair Tuesday in hopes of landing a job at the Paragon Outlets mall scheduled to open Nov. 8
Livermore's economic development specialist Theresa De La Vega said 1,800 people attended the fair hosted by the city and Paragon Outlets. The mall will have 120 stores, hiring managers from 67 of them were present at the fair held at the Robert Livermore Community Center.
Paragon Outlets plans to open a 543,000-square-foot outdoor mall on the south side of Interstate 580 at the El Charro exit. It will include Prada, Armani, Coach, Kate Spade, Bloomingdale and Barneys stores. Mall owners have said they expect 2,000 permanent jobs to be filled as well as 1,500 seasonal and temporary positions.
A second job fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the community center, 4444 East Ave.
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