Terri Sewell http://apr.org en Thousands Attend Birmingham Job Fair http://apr.org/post/thousands-attend-birmingham-job-fair A job fair featuring more than 100 employers drew an estimated 5,000 people seeking work in Birmingham. People began lining up three hours before the event began Wednesday at the city's convention center. The job fair was put together by the office of Rep. Terri Sewell, whose district includes part of metro Birmingham and much of the state's impoverished Black Belt region. Sewell says the unemployment rate in her district is 18.8 percent, or more than 10 percentage points above the national level. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:46:51 +0000 Associated Press 15906 at http://apr.org Thousands Attend Birmingham Job Fair