Purdue University Fort Wayne Hosts Annual Job Fair

Aug 8, 2018
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Purdue University Fort Wayne hosted their annual job fair Wednesday, a partnership between the university, WorkOne and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City). 

The job fair hosted 73 companies and employment agencies, with a total of 3,700 open positions.

Purdue-Fort Wayne officials said they want to attract potential job seekers around the area, as well as students getting ready to start the school year.

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  Indiana University says it’s encouraging dining services workers to get a Hepatitis A vaccine as an outbreak in the state continues to grow.

While there are no cases of the highly-contagious liver infection on the Bloomington campus, more than 330 people have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A across the state since November.

IU is offering the vaccine at its health clinic for students, faculty and staff.

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  As more than 350 Indiana school districts wait for handheld metal detectors to arrive from the state, many haven’t adopted policies outlining how they’ll use them.

The wands present some legal issues for schools, because their use has been challenged in other states before.

That’s why the Indiana School Boards Association sent sample policies to districts across the state.

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A Wisconsin-based company has acquired a growing Indiana paper straw manufacturer.

Aardvark Straws is located in Fort Wayne and claims to be the sole U.S. producer of paper straws. It’s owned by Precision Products Group, which this week sold the company to disposable tableware manufacturer Hoffmaster Group, Inc.