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22nd Annual Spring Job Fair at BSC Attracts more than 430 Job Seekers and over 50 Employers

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    Thursday, April 22 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—Recruiters from 55 employers spoke to 432 job seekers during the 22nd annual Spring Job Fair at Bluefield State College on April 7th. Although the event is hosted by BSC the students and graduates of Concord University, Bluefield College, New River Community and Technical College (NRCTC), Southwest Virginia Community College, and Wytheville Community College were also invited to participate. The Job Fair provides an opportunity for students, recent graduates, and other individuals pursuing career interests to meet and discuss options with potential future employers.

"This year’s event attracted a record number of job seekers, as well as a large number of employers and recruiters, and that’s particularly encouraging because of the challenges faced by business and industry in today’s economy,” noted Tom Harrison, BSC’s Director of Career Services. “The Job Fair brings employment opportunities to students approaching graduation, along with recent graduates. It also provides a laboratory-type learning experience for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who get to meet and talk to prospective employers."

Each student taking part in the Job Fair received a vendors’ map, noting the location of each recruiting organization, as well as the academic areas of emphasis sought by each recruiting organization.

Harrison observed that approximately a dozen students who met with prospective employers at prior Job Fairs returned this year in the role of recruiters for the organizations with which they are now employed. He also expressed special appreciation to all the individuals that are vital to the success of this annual event. “Many people worked many long hours together to make this project happen,” he said.