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HAMMOND | Job-seekers, there is hope.

More than 75 employers are looking to hire at Purdue Calumet University's Fall Career Expo Oct. 23. The public is encouraged to attend the job fair from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Fitness & Recreation Center on the Purdue Cal campus at 2200 169th St. in Hammond.

"We will have employers on campus representing a wide range of industries and fields," Purdue's Natalie Connors said. "Some have immediate recruiting needs; others are recruiting for next spring. For the most part, they are seeking to fill positions with individuals who have or are working toward a college degree." Connors is director of career services for Purdue Cal and PNC.

The event – which is sponsored by Dwyer, All-Phase Electric Supply Co., Enterprise, Speedway and UPS – is free, but people planning to attend should pre-register. They should dress professionally and bring several copies of their resume.

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Companies that will accept resumes for full- and part-time positions and internships include Alliance Group Technologies, ArcelorMittal, Cabela's, Calumet Breweries, Central States Manufacturing, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cintas Corp., Dayton Freight Lines, Edward Jones, First Midwest Bank, Franciscan Communities, Horseshoe Casino, Jewel-Osco, NiSource and White Lodging.

Government employees who will be on hand include Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, the Peace Corps and U.S. Army.

For more information, (219) 989-2600 or www.purduecal.edu/careerservices.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.