NANUET - A major hiring effort was underway Friday for dozens of stores opening in a brand new mall in Rockland.

Hundreds of eager job seekers by the hundreds arrived at the Comfort Inn Hotel in Nanuet in hopes of being able to earn a badly needed paycheck.

The jobs fair was sponsored by the Shops at Nanuet.

News 12 covered the construction of the 800,000-square-foot mall on Route 59 back in May.

Officials say that eventually, 50 stores will be offering thousands of jobs.

Job applicants can continue to apply for jobs online.

The Shops at Nanuet plans to have its grand opening on Oct. 10.