Paul Flohr, the director of safety at Ram Tech, a government contractor at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., pointed to a thick stack of rÃ©sumÃ©s in front of him - about 200 were submitted, he figured.
"We probably brought 300 business cards," he said. "They're all gone."
At the fair, job openings ran the gamut from distribution to health service, from higher education to gaming.
Some employment representatives reported that most people they talked to were laid off from their last job. That included former employees of Fujicolor Processing and Volvo Powertrain North America, two Washington County plants that recently made cuts.
Derek O'Donnell, 26, of Hedgesville, W.Va., said he works as a sales representative in Hagerstown, but he needs a job with health insurance. He said his cancer has been in remission for 10 years.
J.D. Mullenix, 19, of Falling Waters, W.Va., stopped to ask about jobs at the Kmart distribution center in Chambersburg. The wage for most jobs started at about $11 an hour, with raises after 90 days and one year.
"I'm looking for just basically anything," although a commute of no more than 15 to 20 minutes was preferable, Mullenix said.
Guessford said computers were set up at the fair to accommodate job seekers who wanted to apply right away. Many employers only accept online applications.
Some attendees were in the market for free rÃ©sumÃ© advice.
Jennifer Rigsby, who is new to Hagerstown, sat down thinking her resume was pretty good, and left realizing it needed polishing.
"Basically, how to outline it better and make it pop," she said.
Rigsby said she will list each position first, then the employer and will pick out about six of her strengths to list at the top.
"She was really, really helpful," Rigsby said.
"Keep it short and sweet," offered Faye Stauch, a job trainer with the Department of Social Services, a partner with the One-Stop Job Center. "Use some strong active words.
"They should highlight their accomplishments, not their responsibilities. There's a big difference."