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High School Seniors Get a Jump on the Job Market

Posted May 13, 1998

— Instead of going to class Thursday, some Wake County high school students grabbed their resumes and donned their best interview attire. The group of seniors got a head start on the working world at Work Force '98.

About 300 future graduates went to the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center where seniors were able to search for full-time jobs, and even interview with prospective employers.

"In the past, a company such as Piedmont Air Conditioning has hired someone from the job fair and trained their hires to work within the company. Many of them have then moved up in the company. So there's great opportunity for our students," said

About 60 companies participated in this year's program.

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake County Public School System co-sponsor the annual event.

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