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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There's more proof of a bad job market. Dozens of jobseekers showed up for a chance at only a handful of jobs at an Albany business.  

The All American Fun Park advertised a 2-hour job fair Wednesday afternoon. They're looking to hire 12 to 15 people for the summer. More than 100 people showed up to the fair, crowding the bowling alley.

Managers were swamped with applicants of all ages. They say it's an indicator of just how many people need jobs.

"It's truly amazing to see the number of people that have put in for a job and the different types of people that we're having put in applications. I've been here 30 years and I've never seen it like this before," said American Fun Park General Manager Buddie Blackwell.

Managers had to do quick interviews to get a feel for applicants. They should begin calling people back by next week.

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