Lucas Group Executive Diversity Career Fair a Success - Nearly 50 Participating Companies Attend for Quality Hiring Opportunities

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Lucas Group, a respected leader in professional recruiting, co-hosted its fourth Executive Diversity Career Fair April 28, 2005 at The Embassy Suites in Chicago with The Wall Street Journal and Career Journal Online. Lucas Group is one of the nationÂ?s largest executive search firms.

Lucas Group, a respected leader in professional recruiting, co-hosted its fourth Executive Diversity Career Fair April 28, 2005 at The Embassy Suites in Chicago with The Wall Street Journal and Career Journal Online. Lucas Group is one of the nation’s largest executive search firms.

The Executive Diversity Career Fair is the only executive level diversity career fair in the nation. Employer attendance numbers increased 220 percent from last year’s fair in October, and there were more than 900 attending candidates. Some of the participating companies included AON, American Express Financial, Zurich American Insurance Co., SC Johnson, Wachovia, Alliant Energy, RR Donnelly, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of new entrants to the workforce by 2008 will be women and people of color. According to projections for years 2002-2012, the number of women in the labor force is expected to grow at a faster rate than men. Additionally, the number of Hispanic or Latino workers is projected to increase by 6 million, which will account for more than one third of the total labor force growth.

“The minority presence in the work force is steadily growing and companies are recognizing the need to maintain a diversified profile,” said Art Lucas, president and CEO for Lucas Group. “Lucas Group and our partners at The Wall Street Journal were pleased to bring together high-level executive candidates with companies that value diversity at the Executive Diversity Career Fair in Chicago. The career fair enabled collaboration exceeded our expectations and resulted in success for both the candidates and the employers.”

The next Executive Diversity Career Fair will be held Nov. 15, 2005 at the Embassy Suites Alexandria, located outside of Washington, D.C.

About Lucas Group

Lucas Group, a respected leader in professional recruiting is one of the nation’s largest non-franchised, executive recruitment firms. Lucas Group has built a reputation for successfully providing human capital placements in multiple markets and industries. In an exclusive partnership with The Wall Street Journal and CareerJournal.com, the search firm has grown and increased its reach, while maintaining a commitment to high performance and unsurpassed industry knowledge. Lucas Group focuses on recruiting top executives in management, advertising/marketing, sales, accounting, manufacturing, legal, military personnel transitioning and technical positions across all major industries. With offices nationwide and its expansion into Europe, Lucas Group performs search assignments for Fortune 100+ companies, as well as regional businesses and entrepreneurial firms.

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