Job seekers should plan to attend the Fall 2003 Employment Expo Friday, Sept. 12, at the WVU Coliseum.

The Expo will give students and the general public an opportunity to meet representatives of top companies from across the region. Students should dress for success and bring plenty of copies of their resume.

While the job market remains fragile for the Class of 2004, we think there is a great pool of employers attending this years Expo that are in a hiring mode,said Bob Kent, director of WVU s Career Services Center, a sponsor of the event.With the unemployment rate dipping slightly last week, we envision this hiring mode as a harbinger of the future.

The Employment Expo will run from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Blue Gate. The job fair is a free event. No pre-registration is required.

Companies to be represented at the expo include: AFLAC , AgChoice Farm Credit, AmeriCorps, Bureau of the Public Debt (Dept. of the Treasury), Charleston Area Medical Center, Civilian Career with the Army, Dick Corp., Dietrich Metal Framing, Elite Home Health, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First Community Bank, GEICO Direct, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Genuine Parts Co. NAPA Auto Parts, Internal Revenue Service, Kroger Mid-Atlantic, Lawrence Personnel, ManTech/Enterprise Integration Center, McKesson Medication Management, Michael Baker Corp., Minerals Management Service, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Peace Corps, Sankyo Pharma, Sheetz Inc., Shirley Contracting Co. LLC , Suttle&Stalnaker PLLC , TeleTech, Titan Corporation, Total Quality Logistics, TruGreen Land Care, U.S. Air Force Officer Accessions, U.S. Army Recruiting, U.S. Navy Recruiting District, WKKW Radio, West Penn Allegheny Health System, West Virginia Air National Guard, West Virginia Department of Health&Human Resources, West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia Division of Personnel, West Virginia Radio Corp., West Virginia University Hospitals and West Virginia University Human Resources/Employment.