Before 9 AM there were several hundred young people from Sosúa, Montellano and Puerto Plata waiting hopefully at the door of the department store La Sirena in Puerto Plata.
Upon entering the group was met by the personnel manager José Halls who explained what was expected of the aspiring candidates.
Job fair Super Pola
Behind him stood some tables where staff officers helped the applicants with registrations and formalities.
Some of the candidates will soon get a call to follow a professional training.
They have five checkouts in La Sirena ready on which the candidates can practice.
Ultimately, the best candidates will be offered a job.
The management of the department store, now under construction in the resort town of Sosúa, believes that it is a growth market.
It is a highly regarded residential location where the last couple of years many foreigners have settled.
Despite the global economic crisis, we see in and around Sosúa still many houses and villas to be built
For fourth year the Sosúakids foundation organizes a Christmas Fair and Market.
The fair and market takes place on Saturday afternoon December 14 in the partially closed to traffic street Pedro Clisante.
For the kids there are many activities including a bouncy castle where they can play as long as they want.
Also Santa will not be missing this afternoon.
At 4 pm there is a dog show and a performance by the dancers of the 'Emily School of Dance'.
A DJ keeps everybody in a good mood with varied music.
In the evening a live band will perform.
The net yield of these activities will benefit the Sosúakids and AAASosúa Friends of the Animals.
Sos˙akids buys school supplies for poor children in Sosúa and surroundings.
The AAASosúa Foundation uses the money to provide (stray) dogs and cats of medical care.
The Facebook page 'Christmas Festival' keeps you informed about the latest news on the festival.
Santa Claus coming to town