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Fountain City Classic Career Expo and Job Fair scheduled for Nov. 6 in Columbus
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor and WTVM News Leader 9 will co-sponsor the Fountain City Classic Career Expo and Job Fair Friday, Nov. 6.
The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, located at 801 Front Ave. in Columbus. The event is expected to attract 70 employers with job openings.
"We are pleased to partner with WTVM News Leader 9 and the Fountain City Classic to bring this opportunity to job seekers and employers in the Columbus area," said Commissioner Thurmond. "The Fountain City Classic Career Expo and Job Fair is an important step in laying the foundation for a return to economic growth and prosperity in our state. I encourage job seekers to attend and take full advantage of the resources that will be available."
Lee Brantley, general manager of WTVM News Leader 9, said, "We're excited about co-sponsoring this career expo and job fair with the Georgia Department of Labor. We have a long-standing commitment to our community and its economic well-being that includes helping to connect job seekers with employers. This event and our on-going WTVM Job Link exemplify our commitment to helping people find good, stable employment."
Among the employers expected to participate are AAFES, American General Life Insurance Company, Ardyss International, Baker Goods, Best Buy, Carlithia's Unique Tax Service, Columbus Specialty Hospital, Edward Jones Investments, Flowers Foods, Imagez Health, Infinity Collection Agency, Kia, Manpower, Melaleuca, New Phoenix Travel, Primerica, Randstad, Rescare Home Care, Senior Life Insurance Company, Spherion Staffing, Stewart Detention Center, TIC Federal Credit Union, XE Services, and several law enforcement, military, and governmental agencies.
In addition to employers with jobs to fill, the event will feature approximately 30 resource and community service providers.
Among them will be two-and-four-year public and private educational institutions and technical colleges whose representatives will provide information about education and training opportunities.
Job seekers should bring information on their work history, updated resumes, be prepared to fill out company applications, and dress appropriately to interview for current job openings.
Job seekers will have access to more than 100 computers that can be used for online job search and resume preparation.
Those needing a new resume will be able to consult one-on-one with certified resume advisors and print copies of the resume.
A series of workshops will be presented throughout the event on such topics as how to make informed career decisions and how to better handle personal finances after a job loss. And, assistive technology will be provided and extensive information will be available from certified vocational counselors to help people with disabilities succeed in the workplace.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor