More than 100 job seekers from the Mount Vernon area poured into Good Shepherd Catholic church Saturday morning hoping to find work. A job fair with 22 employers gave them hope.
Overall unemployment in Fairfax County is 2.4 percent, but for those living in poverty in the Mount Vernon area, the unemployment rate is more than double that at 6.5 percent, according to demographics from Fairfax County. In Mount Vernon, 15.7 percent of people living in poverty work full time and 20.8 percent part time.
This was the first ever job fair sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.