5th annual Northland Job Fair draws job seekers

By KBJR News 1

May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- One of the largest job fairs in Minnesota attracted about 1,000 job seekers to the DECC on Wednesday.

The 5th annual Northland Job Fair had more than 100 employers looking to hire the right candidate.

Minnesota's unemployment rate currently sits at 4.8 percent.

Industry professionals were also on hand to give people feedback on their resumes and help people brush up on their interviewing skills.

The first hour of the fair was dedicated to students, veterans and interns.

"I'm here looking for a full time job, obviously, something in management or marketing where I can provide my skills in starting my own business," said recent UMD graduate, Ryan Burmis.

Some booths were also dedicated to education options and the building trades.

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