This past week, the 2010 ACS spring conference took place in San Francisco. The numbers reported to the ACS Council about the associated job fair were as follows:
40 employers seeking applicants
116 positions available
1018 job seekers
As nasty as those numbers sound, I'll bet that's not more than a standard deviation or two above the mean. Then again, I don't have much to compare with, other than last year's spring numbers (32 employers, 176 positions, 524 applicants.) I suspect the geographical location (SF vs. Salt Lake City) has much to do with the increased number of employers and job seekers.
Good luck out there!