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Nets Offer Free Tix, Job Fair To Unemployed Fans
New Employment Program Aims To Help Loyal Nets Fans In Time Of Dire Economic Crisis
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBS) ― Plenty of sports teams have given fans bobblehead dolls. But the New Jersey Nets are trying to do more for their fans in these hard economic times: Get them jobs.

In the midst of this challenging economy, the Nets will give unemployed fans a break by providing free tickets for five select Nets home games, as well as offering résumé placement with Nets sponsors, and providing access to a Career Fair.

Those fans will get access to a career fair at the Izod Center on Nov. 22.

Team president Brett Yormack says he hopes that fans helped by the NBA team will become regulars at its games when times are better.

As part of the new Nets Employment Program, fans that are seeking jobs can sign-up at www.njnets.com and should email their résumé, former employer, contact information, and career field of interest to the Nets Job Bank at jobbank@njnets.com.

The Nets would then release 300 tickets per game on a first-come, first-serve basis for fans that enroll in the Program.

In addition, the team would send the résumés received to Nets sponsors and season ticket holders with businesses that are involved in the Program.

The Nets are also hosting a Career Fair before their game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the IZOD CENTER on Saturday, November 22.

"Unemployment is on the rise in the metropolitan area, so we want to offer our fans that are between jobs some help in finding a job, as well as a chance to relieve some stress by coming to a Nets game," said Nets CEO Brett Yormark. "We are committed to investing in our fans now, and hopefully they will invest in us when times are better."