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Berkmar Highschool host career fair for juniors and seniors seeking jobs

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The job search for teenagers is not easy. 

Looking for a summer employment is now a full-time job for 16-year-old Edith Hernandez.

"It's a competition a lot of kids are looking for the same jobs that you are so it's hard", said Hernandez. 

In this economy the high school junior says she must work.

But it's easier said than done. The most recent numbers from the labor department show Georgia's unemployment rate at about 5 percent. For teenagers in our state, the unemployment rate is at a staggering 27 percent.

 That has school leaders concerned so today Berkmar High School started a career clinic giving students a head start when looking for work.

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