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Job fair serves San Diegans with disabilities

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 17:55:39-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- More than a thousand job seekers attended the annual Jobtoberfest at Pechanga Arena in San Diego Tuesday..

One of those looking for a new position was Mirella Solis. She's living with cerebal palsy which has kept her in a wheelchair. But, it's not holding her back.

"When people look at me. It's been really hard, but I overcome that. You can do anything, I tell people you can do anything in the world," said Solis.

Solid has worked in the security field and wants to move onto bigger opportunities so she decided to attend this job fair.

Charlene Autolino is the chair of San Diego Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, which put the fair together. She said the event gives many more than just a job, but motivation to strive for more.

"Imagine being told for years that you can't do anything because of this disability, or you aren't capable of able which is not true," said Autolino.

The organizer of this event will also be hosting a similar job fair specifically for veterans in November.