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It’s yet another sign of the very tough job market.

In the past two weeks, a luxury Midtown hotel has received between 8,000 and 10,000 applications to fill 250 jobs, AJC staffer Mashaun Simon reports. Loews Atlanta is scheduled for an April 1 grand opening.

“It is not unusual to have 5,000 or so applications,” Dale McDaniel, hotel general manager, told Simon. “But it is a sign of the times. A lot of people have been laid-off in the business.”

The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit industries in the economic slump, McDaniel said.

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