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Job seekers hit Career Expo

Posted April 20, 2010 11:55 a.m. EDT
Updated April 20, 2010 3:00 p.m. EDT

— The Capital Area JobLink Career Expo offered job seekers resources, assistance and a chance to meet with hiring managers from Triangle-area businesses on Tuesday.

Shelley Bower, who was laid off by Wake County about four months ago, was among the hundreds that crowded into the Raleigh Convention Center hoping to find a job through the expo.

"It's a tough world. It's a tough situation right now," she said. "There's a job around the corner. I just haven't been in the right place, haven't made the right connections."

Job seekers were able to get resume advice from professionals and, if they had the resume on a removable disk, were able use computers on site to fix any mistakes before meeting with potential employers.

Job seekers were able to get resume advice from professionals and, if they had the resume on a removable disk, were able use computers on site to fix any mistakes before meeting with potential employers.

Earl Rezendes was laid off from his engineering firm job nine months ago. He describes searching for a job as “very nerve-wracking,” adding that having too much work experience might be hurting him.

“With 30 years experience, with the market the way it is right now, I’m finding it very difficult for people to be willing to interview you for a lesser position,” he said.

Fair organizers said they are planning a similar event this fall.