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Job seekers find hope at Gold Coast career fair

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 20:41:08-04
A job fair at Gold Coast hotel-casino Wednesday brought out all types -- people maybe looking for that perfect job, or perhaps that second job to help pay the bills.
Scotty Cover was there, looking to get back into the working world 10 years after open heart surgery and a stroke.
"I'm tired of being broke from month to month on Social Security," he said. "It doesn't go very far, you know."
His rent is going up $44 a month, and he can't afford the increase on his fixed income.
Cover is hopeful, but fears his age will put him at a disadvantage.
"I'll be 70 this year," he said. "Nobody wants nobody my age."
He has a positive attitude and a smile, which is the first step at a career fair.
For some people, that means leaving the difficulty of unemployment at the door.
"You've been working since 14," Jautaun Dean said. "You're used to having your own so that's the kind of depressing part about it. You get sad."
Dean moved to Las Vegas from Chicago three months ago. She's yet to find work.
Like every other applicant at the fair, Dean is optimistic.
"This little negative that's going on right now, it's going to pass," she said. "That's why I'm going to turn it into a positive and I'm not giving up."
Cover is the same way. He says he'll work the internet, work the fairs and do whatever it takes until the right opportunity comes along.
The career fair continues Thursday at Gold Coast at 11 a.m.