I attended this job fair, and the facts as presented in the article are incorrect.
There was not 20+ employers there, there were less than five. Most of the booths were schools looking to enroll students, not hire them. There was a hospital that was looking for volunteers. I found four actual tables that were looking for employees. One salon, which I'm not trained for, one temp agency, which now has my resume, a defense contractor, which liked me, but wanted a degree. And the radio station, that was looking for people to go to various locations and hand out fliers (kinda like they were doing at the job fair.) I even found one booth for a mortgage company, and when I walked up to see if they were hiring discovered that they were looking to actually sell mortgages to people on unemployment looking for jobs.
I left the job fair both depressed and extremely angry. I could have accepted it all, if every company there had jobs available. Even with over a thousand of us there, that I could have understood. Next time they have a job fair, they should actually have jobs available for us poor saps that are looking, instead of a bunch of people looking to take the money we don't have and waste time that would be better served actually going somewhere where they may have jobs available.