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UNK career fair brings large turnout
A career fair at the University of Nebraska Kearney has some people saying the economy is growing. The school hosts one in both the fall and the spring. And this is the biggest fall turnout yet.
Though Nebraska wasn't hit too hard with economic hardships, it seems we're getting back on track.
Representatives from the school say there is a definite growth in employment opportunities compared to just last year.
"We're really excited about not only the opportunities for our students, but also for the possibilities for the economic growth that this big turnout is showing here in Nebraska," said Mary Daake.
Students had the opportunity to meet with 60 employers Thursday.
Director of Career Services, Mary Daake, believes the greater turnout means greater possibilities for the students.
"I think people are starting to hire again, which is always a good sign of economic growth," Daake said.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, general office clerks, sales representatives and accountants are among the top 30 occupations with the largest number of job openings.
This is welcome news for many UNK students.
"It opens the doors to a lot of opportunities," said Brandon Pruss.
Just a junior, Pruss is attending the career fair to get a head start.
"This career fair is going to allow me to network and give me a lot of opportunities with businesses in the community and the state," Pruss said.
The career fair is all about networking, networking, networking, meeting people and making contacts to guide students into a successful future.
"The good students who are going to have good success are the ones that start worrying about that early," said Daake.
She says students who aren't ready to start applying for jobs still come to the fair for internship opportunities and practice.
Several employers said their companies are seeing the need for more employees and the career fair is a great place for recruiting new people.
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