Auburn career fair draws fewer companies

An example of how hard times are is that last semester 104 companies attended a career fair at Auburn University for business and non-technical majors. A similar fair set for Feb. 10 has only 58 companies scheduled.

Nancey Bernard, director of career development services for Auburn, said companies are still coming to Auburn to recruit students but they don't anticipate hiring as many.

A National Association of Colleges and Employers study shows that students with majors in accounting, engineering and computer sciences will command the most attention in today's job market as well as jobs associated with healthcare.