EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's unemployment sits below 7 percent after spiking during the 2008 financial crisis. Even though there has been a big decrease in the state’s unemployment rating, many Oregonians are having a hard time finding a job.
Job seekers suited up and brought their resumes to Lane Community College’s job fair on Thursday to get their foot in the door with potential employers.
Nearly 4 out of 5 adults in the United States struggled with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare at some point in their life, an Associated Press report from 2013 said.
Nathan Woodward said he recognizes that struggle of looking for a job.
“You got to be good at what you do and you got to build up a good resume to pretty much outdo other people,” said Woodward.
Lane Community College's career employment adviser Tina Hunter says they are trying to bring the application process to life.
“This is a great avenue to meet with prospective employers. To get a face to face so that they can see who's applying for the job,” said Hunter.
The fair featured 35 employers looking to fill all sorts of positions that required different skill sets.