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Fanshawe Expert Available To Speak About London Region Job Market

London, Ontario, Friday, May 11, 2018 - Figures released today indicate the job market is going strong in the London region. Numbers indicate the unemployment rate fell from 6.3 per cent in March to 5.7 per cent in April. Fanshawe is helping lower the regional unemployment rate by providing excellent candidates to fill these opportunities.

When Fanshawe students and graduates are looking for a job, they have access to the best Canadian college career services at their disposal and they are using it. Since January 1, 2018, the department has posted 2,491 full time jobs, 1,281 entry level and part time jobs and 48 on-campus jobs. In April alone, they posted 887 full time positions, 537 part time positions and 149 entry level and summer jobs.

"Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services works to build strong and sustainable relationships with employers so our students and graduates will have access to high quality, sustainable employment," says Darlene O'Neill, Senior Manager, Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services. "Over the last three years we have built relationships with 4,600 new employers in every sector. We are thrilled at the outstanding numbers last month and excited about the opportunities for our students and graduates."

Fast facts about Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services:

  • Last year, more than 52,000 connections were made in Career Services, Co-operative Education, Leap Junction and Community Employment Services
  • Due to Fanshawe graduate demand, the department held two employer career fairs and one landscaping career fair this year
  • Graduate employment rate of 87 per cent (2017 Key Performance Indicators survey)
  • The co-operative education employment rate is 87 per cent
  • The majority of jobs posted are for the Southwestern Ontario region
  • An employer appreciation dinner was held in March for more than 350 employers who hire Fanshawe students and graduates

Last Updated: Friday, 11 May 2018 13:53:32 PM EST

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