Hundreds of applicants, thousands of jobs at Career Expo
Posted November 14, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — More than 600 people came through the doors in just two hours Thursday for the Capital Area Career Expo.
The job fair, sponsored by WRAL and hosted by the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, featured 70 employers offering more than 1,500 positions.
The board's Brenda Wilkerson said that while unemployment remains high, she's seen an attitude change among employers and job seekers in the years since the depths of the recent recession.
"I see doors are definitely opening for people," Wilkerson said. "Even people who currently have jobs are going out and taking a look."
"Things are moving in the right direction, but we're still challenged, because we still have a lot of people out of work in our region," said Pat Sturdivant, director of the workforce development board.
Wilkerson pointed to the published Career Expo guide as a starting point for job seekers. "We always suggest you have a plan of attack. See who's here and see what jobs they are looking for," she said.