Monday, September 30, 2013

Record number of employers participate at UIS job fair

Central Illinois employers are ready to hire if they can find candidates with the right technical skills and whose social skills extend beyond social media.

“They’re here. They’re ready to go if they find the right person,” said Tammy Craig, director of UIS Career Development Center. “The economy is slowly growing. Employers are still being conservative, but they are hiring.”

A record number of 107 employers set up booths at the “Foot in the Door” job fair Thursday on the UIS campus. Of those, 79 indicated they had full-time positions ready to fill and several asked for special accommodations to conduct on-the-spot job interviews for promising candidates that stopped at their booths.

The story was reported in The State Journal-Register on September 29, 2013.

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