Monday, September 14, 2015

Fulton County Career Expo For Job Seekers to Feature 38 Employers

Job seekers in Fulton County will  have the opportunity to talk to 38 employers who are ready to hire new employees. Commission Chairman John H. Eaves, District 7, and the Department of Housing and Community Development Office of Workforce Development will host a Career Expo to connect job seekers  with employers who are ready to hire within the next 30-60 days.

The Expo will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Welcome All Park and Multipurpose Facility located 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349.

The Office of Workforce Development has received commitments from  38 employers   who will attend the Career Expo.    Some of those participating include  Sam's Club, Frito Lay, MARTA/MARTA Police, Goldbergs Concessions Corporation, Starwood Hotels, ComCast, UniverSoul Circus, State Farm and the  Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

To assist those seeking jobs to prepare for potential interview opportunities, the Office of Workforce Development will host four workshops to help them prepare effective resumes and learn how to participate in interviews that will gain positive attention from potential employers. Additionally, the workshops will teach applicants how to dress for success. A lack of attention to any one of the aforementioned items can propel an applicant to the bottom of the list of candidates that could receive second interviews or a potential job offer.

The Job Readiness Preparation workshops will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm
South Fulton Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, Georgia 30349

Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Southwest Branch
3665 Cascade Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30331

Workforce Development offers the following resources throughout the year to help Fulton County citizens in need of employment:

• Career Advisement to help set career goals and education requirements

• Assistance with resume preparation

• Schedule participation in a Job Readiness Prep Workshop

• Learn appropriate ways to dress to file in-person applications or attend interviews and job fairs

• Obtain free training if the employment seeker meets eligibility criteria

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodation due to a disability including communications in alternative format should contact Audra Pender in the Housing and Community Development Department at 404-613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

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