Saginaw Valley State University hosting job fair with 140 employers Friday

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SAGINAW (WJRT) (10/12/2017) - Saginaw Valley State University will host at least 140 employers during its annual Fall University-Wide Employment & Networking Fair.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place Friday from noon to 3 p.m. in Curtiss Hall.

“Our job seeker attendance has been up, and the positive word-of-mouth from recruiters leads to more interest,” said Mike Major, SVSU director of Career Services. “It could also be a sign that the economy is doing well.”

The fair will give prospective employees the opportunity to meet and network with employers representing both regional and national businesses and organizations. Volunteer opportunities also will be available.

In addition, the event offers an opportunity for attendees to strengthen communication and interviewing skills as they interact with potential employers.

"Employers report the No. 1 skill lacking in new hires is interpersonal communication, regardless of industry," Major said. "Employers want to meet candidates face-to-face and witness their ability to communicate. It's easier for them to judge this important skill at an employment fair rather than trying to read a résumé."

A complete list of employers is available online at

Dynamic Focus Photography will also offer attendees free professional portrait opportunities during the job fair.

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