2008-09-24 / Local & State

Employers Crowd Penn State Career Days

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Economic woes aren't keeping record numbers of employers from turning out for Penn State's fall career days this year.

About 600 employers are on hand for the four-day fair. Whether this translates into actual jobs for the thousands of students attending is unknown. Director of career services Jack Rayman says the outlook appears strong for students in engineering, the sciences, and information technology.

Exxon Mobil recruiting team member Rhonda Rogers Agent says she is looking for students in mechanical, civil and chemical engineering, and in computer science. She says Exxon Mobil needs to replace retiring employees as the work force ages.

Suit-wearing students also crowded around booths of companies including Boeing, GE and Lockheed Martin. Career days continue Thursday at Penn State.

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