THE BRONX - Hundreds of job hunters in the Bronx stepped into line Thursday in hope of landing a new opportunity.

The line stretched around the block on Franklin Avenue as people waited to get inside a job fair where more than 50 employers were on hand to meet prospective workers.

Many attendees said they had been looking for work for a long time with no luck, while others just recently found themselves unemployed.

The NYPD and Cablevision were among the employers exchanging resumes and business cards with those who are ready to get to work. The state Department of Labor also signed people up for job notifications in various fields.

The Bronx has the highest unemployment rate in all of New York state at about 12 percent.