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Published October 20, 2010, 05:29 PM

UND Hosts Career Fair

The University of North Dakota's Fall Career fair has an increase in employers this year as the economy slowly picks up, not only nationwide but in North Dakota and Minnesota.

In the past few years, it's been getting more difficult to find jobs in North Dakota and Minnesota. Now, employers are starting to look once again for employees.

The University of North Dakota's Fall Career fair has an increase in employers this year as the economy slowly picks up, not only nationwide but in North Dakota and Minnesota.

"2010 has been good. All of our operations are back on their feet. They are producing at capacity and when we produce at capacity we are looking for people," said Bob Bolf, an employer at the career fair.

Even though there are more jobs out there, the right fit is still hard to find.

"Finding jobs isn't very difficult, but finding jobs where you have the ability to grow and in what you're looking for is getting very difficult," said Preston Page, a student looking for that perfect job.

"The students have to go above and beyond what they may have had to do four or five years ago when the economy was strong across the country," said Mark Thompson, UND's Career Services Director.

Thompson says students really have to network to find a job. With a competitive job market, students know that they have to have experience to get into high paying positions.

"Students are becoming more competitive searching for jobs. You're finding more students doing what they can to find whatever job they can," Page said.

In the economy today, Thompson says the best way to enter the job market is through an internship or co-op.

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