CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios Unicruit today announced it will present the inaugural Diversity Virtual Career Fair which brings industry leading employers and college student and alumni job seekers together in a fully interactive online environment. The Diversity Virtual Career Fair will open March 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. Eastern and will be available on demand for one week.
The virtual career fair allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact as if in person, but in a much more efficient, effective and environmentally friendly atmosphere. Employers will have the opportunity to recruit students from all over the country in just one day, without having to leave their office.
The Diversity Virtual Career Fair is open to college students and alumni from across the country, and will showcase dozens of industry leading employers and government agencies who are committed to helping college students find suitable employment after serving the country. Employers bring all types of jobs from manufacturing to retail to telecommunications. A partial list of employers that will participate at the virtual career fair include: Intel, ABC Supply, Secret Service, Department of Treasury, Vanguard, IBM, Amazon, National Guard, Macy's, ACS Xerox, Progressive, GEICO, Walgreens and more.
The virtual career fair provides job seekers the ability to walk the exhibit floor; visit employer booths; view/apply for jobs; chat with recruiters; build a network of peers; and perhaps even secure a follow up video interview, all from the comfort and convenience of home. College students interested in attending the virtual career fair can register at http://www.diversitycf.com/. The virtual career fair is free of charge to job seekers.
"College graduates are entering the workplace facing the highest unemployment rate in past two decades. While those with college degrees have fared better than those without a degree in this recession, it is still a competitive market and requires new graduates make every effort to place themselves in direct contact with hiring employers. The Diversity Virtual Career Fair offers students an opportunity to do just that," said Kevin O'Brien, Vice President, Business Development, UBM Studios Unicruit.
The virtual career fair is ideal for recruiters because it offers an efficient, cost effective and eco-friendly way to recruit college graduates throughout the United States. Each employer will have a customized virtual booth that will include full branding, videos, presentations, job postings, chat, resume exchange and video interviewing. Employers interested in participating in the virtual career fair can register at http://www.diversitycf.com/.
About UBM Studios Unicruit
UBM Studios Unicruit is a university-centric job fair in which universities help students find work with corporations. Unicruit.com partners with universities and corporations to create a digital environment which provides students with access to multiple employers. The career fairs offer virtual booths; job postings; company videos; company presentations; live chat with company representatives; video interviewing; and resume and interview assistance. Through a single campus or a regional event, recruiters are able to attend all campus career fairs to reach more campuses with less resources and no travel, while students are able to participate from the comfort of their dorm room. For additional information on Unicruit, visit www.unicruit.com.
About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.
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