THE BRONX - Thousands of job hunters flooded Hostos Community College for a career fair featuring more than 5,000 open positions. 

The Bronx career expo, which is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's unemployment strike force initiative, welcomed 85 businesses looking for new employees. They offered a wide range of positions that are either in the Bronx or located within a commutable distance. 

Cullen Burnell, of the state's Department of Labor, says the goal is to help job seekers make connections and get employed.