Nearly 1,300 people registered for the event, and a long line had already formed at 10:00 a.m. when the event started.
Among the 30 exhibitors at the job fair included Kaiser Permanente, California Highway Patrol, Mutual of Omaha, Ross, Noah's Bagels, Pet Smart and the San Francisco Police Department. Every single one of the companies participating has to have job openings, or Monster.com won't let them participate.
Christine Zmuda of Daly City lost her job two months ago. She hasn't had to think about a job interview for 20 years.
"It's scary. I wake up every morning thinking what am I going to do. I am obviously collecting unemployment right now, and that's not going to last me forever, it's not going to pay the bills forever. I am just trying to be positive, stay motivated and learn how to sell myself," said Zmuda.
Christine did warehouse order processing and shipping, and she had a very stable employment record. She is interested in anything that may come her way, and added that the job fair gives her hope.