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JOB EXPO: Over 2,000 Iowans Get Career Advice

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Iowans looking to improve their employment situation went downtown Thursday for the annual Iowa Career Expo.

Organizers say about 2,000 people attended the event to visit the 70 employers with job openings.

There was a computer lab set up so potential employees could apply for jobs on the spot.  Participants could also get their resumes professionally critiqued.

“We have to understand it’s not just people who are unemployed here today, it’s people that are underemployed and are looking for other opportunities,” SPHR’s Nancy Parli said. “They might have been in a position for a long time and still in the search. Over 70% of people today that are currently employed are looking for other jobs.”

There were also sessions on several different topics including how to effectively communicate with employers and overcoming the challenge of red flags in your background.