SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento job fair highlighted an unexpected challenge for some unemployed people hoping to get back into the workforce.  Many of those unemployed are being ‘if you don’t have a job, don’t bother applying’.

Workers with no jobs who have plenty of experience and education flocked to a job fair Wednesday that advertised employers were looking to fill 700 jobs.  Nearly 2,000 people showed up to the fair.

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 But some of the unemployed job seekers say they are facing a new challenge as some companies aren’t even considering applicants who are currently unemployed.  Some companies have even gone as far as posting signs, stating you must have a job just to fill out an application.

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The national unemployment project calls that bad for the economy.

“I’m thinking wait a minute. We’re supposed to be hiring people who are looking for work.  If you’re already working you don’t need a job, said Connie Rozier who is unemployed and looking for work.

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Some employers admit they believe the unemployed have lost their skills or workers who are currently employed, are better qualified.