EUGENE, Ore. -- Students around Lane County last week got a taste of the jobs waiting for them after graduation that don't require a four-year degree.
The Springfield Chamber of Commerce hosted a career fair at Lane Community College. College students and high schoolers from Springfield connected with dozens of employers from around our area.
The industries represented included manufacturing, construction and repair work, among others.
Aaron Norlund with Marshall's Heating and Air Conditioning said he likes his job because of the variety it provides.
"It's different every day. You're usually at a different location everyday where it's not as monotonous as doing something like a desk job," Norlund said.
Carrie-Anna Estes, a senior at Thurston High School, said she was surprised by how many local employers are hiring.
"I just think it's important to get out here and look at the jobs that are available locally rather than trying to think about going somewhere out of state or even somewhere internationally because there's so many jobs they offer here," Estes said.
The event is hosted once a year and was free to students. Sixty employers signed up to have booths at the event.