Long lines of applicants turn out for the Queen's Medical Center job fairUPDATED 10:15 PM HST Jan 25, 2014Video Transcript
Queen's Medical Center is looking for workers for both downtown and west Oahu locations. KITV4's Ashley Moser got a peek at what applicants go through to get one of these coveted spots. Line after line... Patricia Ivacic 3:25-3:27 "It's been moving very fast..." ...after line. Applicants snaked around corners at Manoa Elementary today for Queen's third annual employment fair. Over 500 job seekers showed up to put their skills to the test. Patricia Ivacic 2:50-2:55 "I feel ready...I feel like I should be a good asset to Queen's and I hope they see that." Ivacic and her family moved here from California. She is one of hundreds who showed up today hoping to land a spot at Queen's. They say getting a job in the medical field is rough. Joshua Lee Medical Assistant "I went through a lot and now I'm just trying to give back." Hiring managers conducted one- on-one interviews looking to fill full-time... part- time...even on-call positions. Susan Murray Queen's Senior VP 8:30-8:49 "It shows a lot about their commitment their earnestness. I see a lot of people in white shirts and ties in business dress. They really take this seriously and they really are happy to have an opportunity to work at Queen's." Officials say they're not trying to fill spots but rather add qualified employees to their family. Susan Murray 9:33-9:38 "You want the skills but you also want the caring...that's what we're looking for." Standup Ashley Moser AFTER SEVERAL JOB FAIRS...LONG LINES... AND HOURS OF WAITING ...QUEEN'S OFFICIALS SAY A FEW FORTUNATE APPLICANTS WILL BE EMPLOYED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. IN MANOA... ASHLEY MOSER...KITV 4 NEWS.