COSTA MESA — Finding a job isn't an easy task, but Orange Coast College made it a little easier Tuesday afternoon by bringing employers to students.
As students traipsed back and forth from class, or stopped in at the cafeteria, they couldn't help but see more than 50 business and nonprofit representatives on the lookout for potential employees and interns.
At least 3,000 stopped by OCC's annual Job and Internship Fair to meet with recruiters, get brochures on different career fields and information on the services the college's job and internship center offer.
Getting the businesses to the fair, though, was no easy feat this year, said Rena Quinonez, OCC's career services, job center and internship specialist.
"I had to do a lot of phone calls and e-mails," she said.
Many big-name employers, such as the Los Angeles Police Department, Verizon Wireless, Target and the Ritz-Carlton, sent representatives to talk with students.