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March 10, 2008
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
ward.mullens@emich.edu 734.487.4400

Michigan Collegiate Job Fair offers increasing opportunities

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University sponsored Michigan Collegiate Job Fair is going against the trend in tough economic times.

“We are seeing a significant rise in employer registrations at this event,” said Lavonda Robinette, assistant director of EMU career services. “Especially important is the increase in the need for engineering, IT (information technology), and computer related majors.”

The Michigan Collegiate Job Fair, in its 20th year, is Friday, March 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Burton Manor in Livonia. For more information, call 734.487.0400 or visit the web site at www.mcjf.org to register or view a list of employers.

Currently there are 165 companies registered to participate in the job fair. The list includes: 32 engineering firms; 25 companies offering IT and/or computer science related jobs; 20 state and federal agencies - hiring all majors, including criminal justice and sociology majors; and more than 50 companies offering business related positions.

“Something positive must be happening with the State of Michigan’s economy. We haven’t seen numbers like these for several years.  At this point, I expect to see at least 160 employers,” Robinette said.

“Many of these employers are headquartered here in Michigan while others are national, even international in scope. These employers are offering “real” jobs and exciting opportunities.”

The event is open to any job seeker with a 2- or 4-year degree who is looking for an entry level position. The registration fee is $20 at the door. However, anyone who brings this article will get in for $10.


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