Less than half of expected job seekers showed up for this year's Akron Urban League Diversity Career Fair.
In recent years, the average turnout has been around 1,000, but this year the final count was only a little over 400.
Workforce Development Program Manager Kristin Hafford explains why she thinks the turnout was low.
"A lot of them were discouraged, so possibly people are maybe tired of coming to job fairs with no results," says Hafford.
She says that the competition for entry level positions is increasing causing many to lose hope in finding a job.
Hafford further explains that they are still happy with the turnout this year.
"We really don't understand why there wasn't 1,000 people, but we are still happy though with the turnout with the steady flow of people," says Hafford.
Hafford says the one positive aspect from the low turnout was that job seekers were able to get more one-on-one time with the employer.