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Job hopes on the rise for college graduates

More openings foreseen, especially in engineering and communications

LOWELL - A job fair in the UMass Lowell recreation center brimmed with hopeful graduating seniors on a recent afternoon. But more surprising, the cavernous gymnasium also brimmed with employers - so many that event organizers had to turn some companies away for lack of space.

For soon-to-be graduates like Michelle Azzi, saddled with student loan debt and looking for a job, that’s very good news.

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