STOCKTON - Twice as many job-seekers as expected showed up at a meet-and-greet put on by SolarCity at the University of the Pacific in Stockton Wednesday night, giving hope to job-seekers battered by a still-improving economy.
"I'm a contractor, so it's been close to my heart, this economy crash," unemployed former contractor Brian Brophy, of Lockeford, said.
There was standing room only outside the conference room where SolarCity staff discussed the company and the roughly 100 jobs available, mostly as solar panel installers and sales staff.
The company, hiring for the Stockton and Modesto area, has been on a tear with 8,500 workers in 15 states; it was recently rated as a top employer to work for by Glassdoor.
"I might be in sales, I might be installing. I don't know. Wherever they have a fit for me," an optimistic Brophy said after handing in a resume.