No Sign Of Improvement at College Recruiting

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At Central Connecticut State University’s education career fair Wednesday, the showing was sparse.

There were only about a dozen tables with recruiters from school districts, nonprofits and Kelly temporary services.

Kenneth Poppe, director of the college’s Center for Advising and Career Exploration, said getting school districts to come and talk to graduating seniors was ¬†hard sell. Many districts said they didn’t know their budgets yet, and said that they had to non-renew a number of their new hires.

Before the downturn, Poppe said, 25 to 30 districts would come to campus in the spring.

Things aren’t any different when CCSU holds general career fairs, he said. Now, there are 40 to 45 tables, where before the recession, it was 80 to 85 employers.

Poppe said the number of recruiters visiting is about the same as last spring.

“There is no easy answer right now in the employment game,” he said.

 

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