Some people compare job fairs (also known as careers fairs or recruitment fairs) to speed dating. The events are a way of bringing potential employers and jobseekers together. Usually held in conference centres or hotels, they can accommodate hundreds of people. While employers have to pay a fee to set up a stand, job hunters normally attend free of charge.
Many job fairs are organized for specific professions, such as healthcare, or for demographic groups, such as military veterans. Careers fairs are often aimed at students or new university graduates. Such events may also be attended by organizations that provide training programmes.
HR experts advise attendees to dress professionally. The women in this Reuters photo have clearly followed that advice!
Well dressed: women at a US job fair