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Gainesville Job Fair Attracts Hundreds Of Hopefuls

Anquinita Quinn sorts through her job applications deciding where she will apply to first. She is one of hundreds of people who attended the Gainesville Job Fair Tuesday morning. Ebony Johnson/WUFT News

Hundreds of job seekers made their their way around the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center Tuesday morning for the annual Gainesville job fair. Gainesville's unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent in April to 5 percent in July, so the job fair was just what many people needed.

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Bert the Bluff Oak’s Fate Revealed

Bert The Bluff Oak, a heritage tree on the University of Florida's campus, will be torn down sometime in the next week, according to Steve Orlando, senior director of UF media relations. UF has settled on design that will remove 36 trees in the area, including five other heritage trees.

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