Latrecia Joiner was among the hundreds on hand at the Monroe Civic Center looking for work.
"Something I went to school in my field for. Right now I'm not working in my field and I'm looking to try and find something that's close in field or within my field. "
And she's not alone.
Ashley Register is also trying to find work in her field of human resources.
She says career fairs like these are important, if not for immediate work, but for future job prospects as well.
"I've learned from job fairs is, even if you don't come out witha job from it. You're working contacts, you're meeting people, you're getting business cards and down the road you see a job on their website, you have that person to call and chances are they remember meeting you at the career fair."
Sue Nicholson of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce says this career fair, by far, is the biggest they have and it may mean something more.
"We think that's a great sign, that it shows employers are hiring, we thing it's reflective of an economy that's improving."
A career fair filled with local employers big and small, looking to add to their workforce.
"Chase as we all know is a huge part of the employment that does take place in NELA. So we're always looking for good talent and this particular career fair does bring us that" said Nancy Shannon with Chase.
Currently the unemployment rate in the Monroe market sits at five-point-eight percent.