West Windsor, N.J. – Business was brisk on April 1, as hundreds of students and community members in search of employment flocked to the hallways in the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Student Center. More than 35 employers participated in the college’s Spring Job Fair.
“We are very pleased with the turnout, both among employers and those seeking jobs,” said Career Services Director Michael Glass, noting that the college typically hosts one fair per year, but given the success of the event, there may be another one in the fall.
“The employers were very happy with the turnout. Many said they would like to come back,” Glass said.
According to Glass, employers were offering both full-time and part-time positions. “Many of the openings were year-round jobs, while others were seasonal. Often our students are looking for part-time work to help with their college expenses.”
Glass believes it’s a sign of an improved local economy that so many employers are looking for staff.
A few MCCC alumni were sprinkled among the employers, including James Meneus, who studied Information Systems at Mercer and has since switched to banking at Wells Fargo. He and his associate, Andrew Powell, were happy to share information about job openings at the bank.
At another booth, Rob Bain, vice president for Atlantic Business Product's Tomorrowsoffice.com, the tri-state area’s largest independent business copier company, and colleague Justin Schwartz set up interviews on the spot with several job seekers.
"This is a success story," said Schwartz enthusiastically.
Also setting up interviews was Drew Tomasko, Regional Vice President of the financial services firm Primerica. Currrent MCCC Business student Dax Uquillas is employed with the company part-time and helped to staff the booth.
Jeffrey McDonald, employment specialist with HomeFront, brought several clients to the fair. “We are always looking for ways to connect those in need of a job with employers. This event is very helpful for the community.”
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