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Largest URI job fair ever

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Largest URI job fair ever to fill Ryan Center with 118 firms, agencies
Open to students, alumni, general public

KINGSTON, R.I. – March 27, 2007 – The University of Rhode Island’s Career and Job Fair at the Ryan Center on April 4 will be the largest career event ever held on the Kingston Campus.

Free and open to the public, the event offered by URI Career Services, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will provide free resume reviews.

Fifty percent of the organizations slated to be there have corporate headquarters or primary offices in Rhode Island.

Business, financial services, non-profit, human services, government, retail, education, travel services, insurance, health, engineering and technology will be among the fields represented.

Since 2004 when URI Career Services ran its first event at the Ryan Center, called Passport to Employment, the program has grown each year.

“We have six or seven more companies that want to come, and we’re trying to figure out where to put them,” said Carolyn Thomas, assistant director of Career Services. “We continue to see the results of URI’s growing strength and reputation. Our well-organized event drew more than 1,100 job seekers last year. Companies are confident in the skills and talents of the graduates of URI. Students come professionally dressed because they know this is the event to connect with employers. We have some companies with headquarters in Texas, New Jersey, New York and of course all over New England offering opportunities nationwide.”

For more information, visit http://career.uri.edu.