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Hiring qualified candidates made possible through job fair

OSHAWA, Ont. - Hiring an employee who doesn't quite suit a position can cost a company thousands of dollars. It is estimated that about 90 cents from each Human Resources dollar is spent trying to find the right person through a combination of staff time, interviews, testing, or other aspects of a job search. As a result, companies are turning to job fairs.

The 2005 Job Fair at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is sold out this year, with over 60 companies scheduled to attend including employers from Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and British Columbia. Thirty-eight per cent of employers are new to the fair, demonstrating the importance of this hiring tool.

"Employers who attend the fair have the ability to meet students and gain a better understanding of how they fit into their company's style," said Tara Blackburn, director of Career + Employment Services. "It provides a first-hand look at what the student has to offer and insight into the skills and experience they possess."

The Durham College and UOIT Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gymnasium of the Oshawa campus. For more information on the employers attending the event, visit


About the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
As the province's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology provides a unique combination of academic knowledge, vibrant student life, leading-edge research, and hands-on skills. The university offers career-focused undergraduate degree programs in the fields of business and information technology, sciences, engineering, nursing, social science, and education. It is also developing leading-edge research and graduate programs, and is Ontario's first laptop-based university. Sharing facilities and selected services with Durham College, UOIT has over 1,800 students following 17 months of operation. To find out more, visit or call 905.721.8668.

About Ontario Tech University
A modern, forwarding-thinking university, Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world. For us, it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as university. Learn more at

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