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KPMG to host 48-hour global virtual jobs fair this month

KPMG is to hold a 48 hour virtual world job fair at the end of the month.

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KPMG is to hold a 48 hour virtual world job fair at the end of the month.

Experienced professionals, recent and prospective college graduates, and others interested in career opportunities with the KPMG network of professional firms can participate in the 24-26 September event.

The "KPMG World Jobs Fair" takes place online from 9am GMT Wednesday 24 September to 9am on Friday 26 September. It aims to provide qualified, interested candidates with information on hundreds of job opportunities, particularly in tax, advisory and specialised audit services, with KPMG member firms worldwide.

More than 10,000 interested applicants have already registered for the online event through KPMG's global website.

During the event, KPMG's first external virtual job fair, participants will have the opportunity to chat with KPMG recruiters and network with KPMG professionals, particularly in high growth markets where KPMG expects to substantially expand its operations over the next several years.

"As an increasing number of companies conduct business internationally, there are growing opportunities for professionals in many KPMG member firms, especially in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China," said Timothy Flynn, KPMG chairman.

"We are also focused on adding thousands of jobs to support KPMG member firms' continued growth in developed markets, such as the US and Europe," he said.

Keith Dugdale, KPMG director of global recruitment, said, "Whilst the credit crunch is clearly having a big impact on job opportunities in the developed economies of the West, many of our KPMG member firms across the globe continue to experience double digit growth, and have a huge need for experienced professionals."

Unisfair is providing the technology KPMG is using to power its virtual career fair event.

Virtual world Second Life has previously hosted virtual recruitment fairs, and KPMG has used the Second Life platform to hire recruits too.

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