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Rasmussen College Gears Up To Help Students Capitalize On Latest Job Growth

College Set to Kickoff Nationwide Career Expo Amid Promising New Employment Numbers

January 17, 2012

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS (January 17, 2012) - With the latest jobs report showing a surge of 200,000 new jobs created during the month of December, soon-to-be college graduates are starting to see a brighter employment future on the horizon. To help give students the edge they need to compete amid a tight job market, Rasmussen College is gearing up to host its annual nationwide Winter Career Expo next month.

“The latest job statistics are encouraging and demonstrate that companies are once again hiring. This is definitely welcomed news for the economy as a whole, but an especially good sign for students who have worked so hard to pursue an education and are about to embark on a new career,” said Rasmussen College National Director of Career Development Tamryn Hennessy. “This year’s Career Expo theme is networking and we will be hosting events at every campus—all of which are open to the public—that provide tips on how to make connections to find a job, as well as opportunities to meet with potential employers in each geographic location.”

Recent job numbers show strong gains in the healthcare industry, with 315,000 jobs added in 2011, including nursing and other allied health fields. The manufacturing sector has also been a bright spot in the slow economic recovery, gaining 325,000 new jobs since February 2011. Hennessy says that as U.S. manufacturing recovers, companies will also need to scale up corporate services—such as HR, accounting, IT and marketing—to keep pace, which will likely fuel job growth in these areas as well.

Rasmussen College offers affordable and flexible programs both online and at 22 campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and North Dakota. Certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor’s and new accelerated bachelor’s degree completion programs are available in a wide range of Nursing, Health Sciences, Business, Technology and Design, Justice Studies and Education fields that enable students to quickly earn a relevant degree, and immediately pursue some of the most in-demand careers with hands-on, practical experience.

The annual Career Expo takes place on February 16 at all Rasmussen College campus locations. The event is offered at no cost and open to the public. For more information about specific events taking place, go to

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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