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Union to host 19th annual Job Market career fair

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 24, 2010 – Union University will host the 19th annual Job Market consortium career fair March 4, with representatives from about 30 corporations and agencies, including several Fortune 500 companies.

The event will be held in the Carl Grant Event Center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by a five-member consortium of Union, Freed-Hardeman University, Lane College, Lambuth University and Bethel University, the career fair is an effort to provide career resources to their students and alumni. Corporate sponsors include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Regions Financial, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, LifeWay Christian Resources, Leaders Credit Union, Aflac, Army National Guard, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Liberty Mutual Surety, Porfolio Recovery Associates Inc. and AseraCare Hospice.

“Each of our institutions desires for its students and alumni candidates to network with quality corporations, government entities and non-profit organizations,” said Jacqueline Taylor, Union’s assistant dean of students and director of career services. “This annual employment fair gives our recruiters and human resources professionals the opportunity to pursue quality candidates for early hiring before spring commencement exercises are held.”

A complete list of recruiting companies attending the career fair is available at www.tjmfair.com. All students and alumni of the five sponsoring institutions are invited to attend free of charge. Dress is professional. Those attending should bring multiple copies of their résumé to distribute to prospective employers.

For more information, call (731) 661-5421.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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