Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jobs Available In Down Economy

With troubling economic times surrounding us, it can be refreshing that career fairs are still happening. Vol State is having its fall career fair on September 23 from 10am until 1pm in the Pickel Field House.

Dr. Rick Parrent is the Director of Career Placement here at Vol State. Parrent said that the National Association of College Employers (NACE) has reported a seven percent decrease in employment offered to college graduates until December. “There is a forty two percent decline in the number of businesses attending college career fairs,” said Parrent. He goes on to say that Vol State will still have forty to forty five businesses attending and they are seriously looking to hire employees. “There may be fewer jobs but the benefits are that those employers attending the career fairs are seriously looking for employees. Even if you don’t land a job you will be able to network and this is critical in the job market. Students attending will be able to get their name and resume to potential employers,” said Parrent.

Among the businesses attending the career fair are AFLAC, Best Buy, the Gallatin and Nashville Metro Police Departments, UPS, and Youth Villages. These are just a few listed, and there will be more businesses for those interested.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Job fairs, especially at community colleges, would be better off if they were held two days. I know many students either have MWF schedules or TR schedules. Due to my TR schedule and work one MWF, I was unable to attend this fair. I would just like this to be taken under consideration next time when planning for a fair.