Graduates struggling in the rough economy will be able to jump-start their job searches at a career fair Wednesday.
Career 180 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Center for Innovation and Economic Development, 530 W. University Ave. The event will be hosted by the UF chapter of Enactus, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise.
Career 180 aims to connect people looking to get back into the job market with resources to help them find a job, said Travis Wright, project manager of Career 180. The event takes place every semester and is free and open to the public.
Employers won’t hire at the career fair, she said.
“Our main goal is to find needs in the community and address them,” Wright said.
For the first time, Career 180 will feature speakers. Joe Johnson, director of business service at Florida Works, and Stephen Wycoff, owner and business developer manager of Remedy Intelligent Staffing Agency, will speak at the event.
About seven tables will be set up at Career 180, including Wells Fargo, Dress for Success, Displaced Homemakers Program and an information table for legal services. A room will be set aside for resume critiques and mock interviews.
“The more people that are employed in the community, the better off it’ll be as a whole,” Wright said.