PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

An estimated 4,000 - 5,000 people attended the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Job Fair today at the Palm Springs Convention Center, prompting the resort to schedule a second job fair for the same location next week.

"We want to thank all the good souls who waited so patiently in line," said Hector Moreno, Vice President and General Manager for the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. "We are blown away by the response, the commitment of the folks who waited and the caliber of these applicants."

As many as 1,500 potential applicants were asked to return next week, as management prepared to stay on site until at least 7:00pm this evening to process applications and interview candidates.  The job fair officially closed today at 3:00pm.

The second job fair will be held August 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center