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More than 100 employers registered for local career fair

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(03/28/14) - More than 100 employers took part in a job fair at Saginaw Valley State University, Friday.

The event was open to students and to the public.

The numbers might be more evidence of economic recovery.

A career fair organizer says 111 employers were registered - that's the most for this event since 2006.

Job seekers and employers who are doing the hiring say this is a sign that the economy is improving in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

One of the busiest areas at SVSU Friday was the Morley Companies booth.

The Saginaw firm is looking to fill 100 positions as soon as possible.

Dow Corning is another major company seeking prospective workers. They're looking for students to fill several co-op positions.

"What we do is at the end of an internship which is eight to 12 weeks, then we offer each of the students an opportunity to interview for a full-time position and it's been our number one way that we recruit for the finance department but also for Dow Corning is coming through our co-op but also through our internship programs," said Jill Cole with Dow Corning.

"I really think the Great Lakes Bay Region is in a state of growth right now and I really think it can start developing more and more in the future. If you look at downtown Bay City, downtown Saginaw, those places are really expanding at a rapid pace and it's companies like the ones that are here today that are really fostering that growth," said Tom Barikow with SVSU.

College seniors say the career fair gives them hope about their future.

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