More than 50 employers will meet with students and recent alumni for Southern Oregon University's annual career fair on Thursday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to — p.m. in the Stevenson Union.




The event is open to SOU students and alumni only.




Employers from the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors will be available to discuss job opportunities and answer questions. Registered organizations include Farmers Insurance Group of Oregon, InnSight Hotel Management Group and Jackson County WIC. The organizations range from local companies, such as Amy's Kitchen, Harry David Operations and Fire Mountain Gems and Beads to national employers, including GlaxoSmithKline, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In many cases, participating employers have job opportunities locally, regionally and nationally.




According to employer feedback from the Career Fair 2007, 73 percent of the employers who interviewed SOU students and alumni made an employment offer.




"Employer participation at the career fair really says a lot about their eagerness to seek out SOU graduates, especially now with our economy slowing down," said Peter Weston, SOU Career Development Services director.




Participants are encouraged to bring resum&

233;s and wear professional attire.