The Goodwill Career Center at Goodwill Industries held a job fair Thursday.
About 200 people came out to the event on Eisenhower Parkway.
Job Connection Coordinator Marie Neel says they invited 14 companies from the area.
Neel says they try to bring in companies who are currently looking to hire, so applicants don't waste their time.
Some of companies in attendance included GEICO, Reeves Construction, Lowe's, Cumulus Broadcasting, and Bibb Distributing.
Samantha Darley says she's been looking for a job for 6 months but says the career fair has motivated her.
"This gives me a lot of hope and it gets me energetic in finding a position," Darley said.
Owner of Wonderland Assisted Living Facility, Patricia Duncan says she looked for job seekers with a good attitude.
She says she wants to help people find a job in these tough times.