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Hiring surge brings recruiters to Bay Area campus job fairs

After years of gloom, college students are flocking to campus job fairs this month in what is shaping up to be the best job hunting season since the Class of 2008.

Universities all over the Bay Area report an increase in the number of recruiters seeking to fill entry-level jobs and internships—brightening prospects for students whose entire adult lives have been clouded by the Great Recession.
As commencement approaches, 148 recruiters are visiting UC Berkeley this week at a job fair so big that it was turned into a two-day event—for the first time since 2008. More than 1,500 students are expected to attend.
Earlier this month, Santa Clara University’s fair attracted 75 employers, up from 50 last year. At San Jose State, lines of students snaked through the Student Union hallways and the number of prospective employers jumped from 52 to 73—so high that recruiters were turned away.

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