WEST PALM BEACH, FL ((WFLX)-- A bright day for those looking for work in a bleak job market.
Today hundreds of local youth crowded Gaines Park in West Palm Beach for a job fair.
More than forty companies came to hire full time employees at the event, which targeted people between the ages of 16 and 26.
Applicants we spoke with say this event was a great opportunity for them to find work, since the job hunt can at times be discouraging.
Employers at the job fair urge applicants not to be discouraged if they don't get hired today.
They say to be persistent, and it'll eventually pay off.