In this Aug. 26, 2010, photograph, University of Illinois at Springfield Career Counselor Gail Kilbury, right, speaks with students seeking employment, during a University of Illinois Job Fair in Springfield, Ill. Even though the economy is growing more slowly, companies in recent weeks are resisting making even deeper cuts to their work forces. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Photo by: Seth Perlman

In this Aug. 26, 2010, photograph, University of Illinois at Springfield Career Counselor Gail Kilbury, right, speaks with students seeking employment, during a University of Illinois Job Fair in Springfield, Ill. Even though the economy is growing more slowly, companies in recent weeks are resisting making even deeper cuts to their work forces. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)