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The fifth annual job fair at ATV drew record numbers. (Mike Enright/Echo Press)

Job slump sharpens interest in new careers

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His blue button-up shirt neatly ironed, his tie tightly knotted, John Smith walked down a familiar hallway last Wednesday before passing through the propped-open doors of the Alexandria Technical College gymnasium.


It was his first time back since graduating from the school with a degree in fluid power technology.

It was also the Alexandria area resident's first time ever attending a job fair.

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