Published: Oct 13, 2010 5:41 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 13, 2010 2:00 PM EDT

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- More than 30 local employers participated in a job fair at Edison State College Wednesday.

The job fair was open to students and alumni of the college looking for full-time or part-time employment.

Companies represented included Lee Memorial Health System, Sun Trust Bank, CVS Pharmacy, Verizon Wireless and the Florida Department of Corrections.

More than 1,000 students, both past and present, were expected to attend.

In past years, as many as 1,500 students showed up at the job fair with resumes for potential employers to review.

Some students were even granted interviews on-the-spot.

The unemployment rate in Lee County in August was 13.7 percent.