Courtney Ayers, center, a business major at the University of Southern Maine, looks over information with Christine Gratton, a human resources recruiter for Sweetser mental health services, at a job fair Tuesday at USM’s Sullivan Gymnasium. Fifty-five employers answered questions from a steady flow of job seekers – about 1,200 turned out compared with 500 to 800 most years, according to job fair organizers. At right, Allen Davis reads a pamphlet while waiting his turn to speak with Gratton.