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Thousands line up for Tanger Outlets job fair in Mebane

Posted September 16, 2010

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— Thousands of job seekers descended upon the Mebane Arts & Community Center on Thursday for a Tanger Outlets job fair.

The fair was being held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 622 Corregidor St. More than 800 full- and part-time retail positions were available.

About 200 people were allowed inside by 11:15 a.m., and thousands showed up before the day was over.

"It's worth the chance and worth standing in line," said Durham resident Quentin Yelverton.

Tanger Outlet center in Mebane Thousands line up for Mebane job fair

"You just have to hope that you have something more to bring to the table than the other 2 million people that are here, it seems like," said fellow job seeker Ryan Rendleman.

Alamance County will be a shopping destination when the new outlet mall opens off Interstate 40/85 in Mebane on Nov. 5. It will have 80 stores with more than 300,000 feet of retail space.

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  • Killian Sep 24, 2010

    It really was thousands. But if you didn't want full time, they wouldn't even waste their time speaking to you. My daughter was there and was rudely blown off by nearly every store because she is still in school and cannot work full time.

  • OpenM1nd Sep 17, 2010

    The Tanger Outlets mall in Myrtle Beach are nice, but they are quite similar to what we used to have here in Morrisville near RDU, which is now all but ghost town, compared to what it used to be. Why did the stores leave or what made the popularity decline? Why do they think that it will work out better in Mebane when the population near Morrisville is higher?

  • Pseudonym Sep 17, 2010

    Why do thousands of people line up for a job fair at a place that will pay minimum wage? Are they really that hopeless about finding a decent, professional job?

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Sep 16, 2010

    Literally 1,000's. And how many got jobs? Yeah, it's getting better BooHooBev!

  • chfdcpt Sep 16, 2010

    This will be very good for Alamance and Orange counties. When I lived outside of Mebane, it was either West Burlington/Greensboro or Durham to get to any decent stores.

  • working for deadbeats Sep 16, 2010

    Good luck to them! (seriously)

    Signs that Obama's policies aren't working?? ....thousands line up to sell discounted clothes.