SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Springfield Technical Community College hosted a back to business and transfer fair Wednesday for their students, alumni, and friends of the college who are searching for their next career move.

Nearly 40 businesses were on hand to help students find their next career move. Nearly 4.5 million people quit their jobs last month, and the number of job openings continued to hover near record highs, with nearly twice as many open positions as unemployed workers.

Interim Vice President of Advancement & External Affairs at STCC Dr. Shai Butler told 22News, “Recruiters are talking about how challenging it’s been to find people to hire during this time but they are really excited about being here today. We’ve been going table to table talking to different recruiters.”

“After being remote for so long and now coming out and in public and being able to speak to people face to face, it’s a great opportunity for students to be made aware of the opportunities here in the Pioneer Valley,” said STCC Foundation Board President Jen Brown.

The U.S. Labor Department found that there were 11.3 million open jobs last month, slightly below the record of 11.4 million set in December.

This is the second job fair STCC has held in the last several months and they expect to have more as the year goes on.