A recruitment fair
designed to help ethnic minorities get graduate jobs in Manchester
has seen positive employer interest after all available spaces were
Firms have jumped at the chance to appear at the Ethnic Diversity
Fair at Manchester University on October 7th, looking to open up
graduate job positions as the country lifts out of the recession,
according to the Independent.
After the last 12 months of employers reducing the number of
graduate jobs they were offering university leavers, this could be
a sign of green shoots in the market as all 27 exhibitors' stalls
have been filled up.
Tammy Goldfeld, assistant director of Manchester University's
careers service, told the newspaper: "There are many employers who
like to raise their profile with black and Asian students to
increase the level of applications, and demonstrate their
commitment to diversity."
A recent report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters showed
that a large proportion of employers have indicated a commitment to
appearing at graduate job fairs in the coming months.
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