Orange County Career Fair- Wrap Up

Thursday proved to be a good day for many employers attending the Orange County Career Fair at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Ana. A total of 21 employers exhibited at the fair, while approximately 830 job seekers came out to put their best face forward and meet with the recruiters.

Many employers were pleased with the turn out and expressed that they would be interested in coming to the next one.

"Another great event!" was the comment from Trilogy Financial Services.

With summer vacation ending, we're hoping to see an even larger attendance at our next career fair- September 23rd at the Hilton Los Angeles. For updates, information, and a full list of employers at the next event, stay tuned, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates!

Employers at OC Career Fair, August 26th, 2010

This coming Thursday, we will be hosting a career fair at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Ana. We hope to see you there, dressed to impress with lots of resumes on hand. The following employers have already registered:

  • Aflac
  • Allied Business Schools
  • American Career College
  • Auto Club of Southern California
  • California Dental Certifications
  • DebtPro123
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Forest Lawn Memorial
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • New York Life Insurance Co.
  • Pacific Life
  • The Art Institutes
  • The Wellness Company
  • Trilogy Financial Services, Inc.
  • United States Army
  • University of Phoenix
  • Wells Fargo
  • World Financial Group
The fair is free to job seekers, and will begin at 10 am. Hope to see you there!

Positive Increases in 3rd Quarter Market Trends

Positivity seems to be an increasing trend in the economy as of late. News channels seem to be airing fewer stories about the downturn, and the job market seems to be slowly but surely leveling out.

According to a recent Labor Market Outlook study done by SHRM, employers are even becoming more confident about the job market. According to the survey, 56% of participants reported “some level of confidence in the U.S. job market” (LMO Q3 2010, pg 1).

Furthermore, as shown in SHRM’s latest LINE Report (Leading Indicators of National Employment), more employers are looking at taking on more employees and making fewer layoffs. The report also shows new hire compensation in the manufacturing and service industry growing, an indicator that the market is turning around.

With statistics like these, it’s hard not to be positive. Staff levels within companies are, for the majority, staying solid or taking on new people, rather than making layoffs- only 15% were making layoffs in the third quarter, as opposed to 22% this time last year. With any luck, the positive trends will continue to increase and both employers and job seekers can hope for a better job market to search.

**Image source: SHRM Labor Market Outlook Survey, Q3 2010
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