Posted: Oct 8, 2010 6:21 PM by Ariel Wesler
Updated: Oct 8, 2010 9:12 PM
With the news that the U.S. lost more jobs last month, today's Career Exploration Day at Allan Hancock College was pretty timely. More than 1600 people showed up.
The college says that's about 200 more than last year. More than 50 companies were there, representing manufacturing, agriculture, and law enforcement. About 1,000 Santa Barbara County High School students also showed up to explore possible career paths.
"Just wanna be in the medical field and there's a lot of that here, and so I thought it would be good to check out," said Jen Snow, a senior at Santa Ynez High School.
"You could talk to someone, not really thinking about it, and they could tell you something that'll change your mind about something," said Arik Venegas, a senior at Nipomo High School.
There was also a drawing to win free spring tuition at Allan Hancock College. Today's report on nationwide unemployment shows the rate holding steady at 9.6 percent despite the loss of 95,000 private sector jobs last month.
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