A will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel in Research Triangle Park, 150 Park Drive.

More than 20 companies will be in attendance, along with an expert who will examine resumes for free.

With unemployment at 11 percent, one of the highest in the country, more than 500,000 people are looking for work in North Carolina.

Career experts say job seekers can take advantage of job fairs if they have the right attitude.

“You prepare in your mind for this long before you ever get there,” said career counselor Becky Sansbury. “Don’t see this as going to find a job. It may be a job fair, but what you are doing is to find an interview. That will help change your whole mindset.”