By the time Virginia Senator Mark Warner arrived today at the University of Mary Washington’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies, University Hall was already pushing well past “standing room only” capacity … the line to enter had started forming by 6 a.m. and by 8:30 UMW’s parking lots were filled … Senator Warner saw thousands standing in line who would experience wait times to enter the building from a minimum of two to over three hours …
By 12:15 Senator Warner’s office was sending out emails to people who had RSVP’d but were not already in line advising:
“Thank you for your interest in today’s federal job fair in Fredericksburg hosted by Senator Mark Warner.
The interest and turn-out at today’s event has been tremendous — so tremendous, in fact, that participants are encountering lengthy lines and extensive wait-times at the event site.
We will make every effort to accommodate the individuals who presently are on-site, but it is unlikely that new arrivals will be able to access the job fair before its scheduled completion at 4:00 p.m. today.
We will work with the federal agency representatives to schedule an additional job fair in the area in coming weeks, and we will inform you of the specific details when they become available.
Thanks again for your interest in today’s job fair, and please be sure to visit our website for more information.
Senator Mark Warner’s Office