Employers and Students Flock To ECU Job Fair

ECU held its annual spring job fair Tuesday and organizers say the number of employers attending the fair has increased significantly over last year, which should help more students find jobs and internships during this time of economic recovery.

While we won't know the exact number of students who attended until Wednesday, ECU says the number of employers registered for the fair jumped 23 percent over last spring's job fair.

Career center director Karen Thompson says employers are flocking to university career fairs like ECU's because the events offer a high return for a minimum investment. She says companies might send one or two recruiters to a fair and will receive broad exposure to a large and diverse population of students. Thompson also says the number of employers looking for interns is also on the rise.

Most of the students we spoke with said they're not too worried about getting a job when they graduate, but said they're keeping the recovering economy in the back of their minds.

There were all types of employers at the job fair, ranging from construction, to finance, to health care, to retail businesses and WITN.


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