IPA Participates in Chicago Tribune Career Fair

Buffalo Grove, IL, September 19, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Representatives from IPA attended Thursday’s Chicago Tribune Career Fair held at Soldier Field.

IPA was one of 24 exhibiting businesses that attended the event presented by CareerBuilder. Similar Chicago Tribune Career Fairs held throughout the past three years have, on average, seen approximately 80 exhibitors per fair. Therefore, this year’s exhibitor attendance number is a clear indication that high unemployment continues to impede the rate of the economic recovery.

Moreover, typical applicant attendance at the career fairs in recent years has been between 8,000 and 10,000. However, attendance at Thursday’s fair is expected to be significantly higher due, in part, to the current 9.7 percent unemployment rate.

Despite current economic and employment instability, IPA, the largest privately held management consulting and professional services firm for small- and medium-sized businesses in North America, is looking to increase its workforce as more businesses begin seeking help in anticipation of the recovery. IPA has recently seen an increasing amount of business owners come to the realization that the world has changed. Many owners of small- and medium-sized businesses now understand their future success is dependent upon how prepared they are to ride the wave of economic recovery.

IPA is a leading authority on small business. With annual revenues in excess of $200 million since 2005, IPA is the 6th largest management consulting company in Chicago and the 61st largest consulting company in the world. IPA offers a wide range of proven and innovative methodologies to help businesses grow and prosper. IPA and its alliance partners, including IBA, ITA, AAL and IPA A&I, provide comprehensive business advisory services and tax strategies to companies in the United States, Canada and other locations worldwide. Additional information is immediately available by visiting http://www.ipa-c.com, http://www.iba-c.com, http://www.ita-c.com, http://www.aal-c.com and http://www.ipa-ai.com. The Public Relations Department may be contacted at 800-531-7100.

Scott Wood