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Hundreds Attend Fulton County Job Fair

The four-hour job fair featured 40+ employers who are ready to hire within the next 90 days

The employment seeker lines were long Wednesday, April 23, 2014, to talk to employers such as Porshe Cars North America, CVS Pharmacy, Aramark, Argosy University, Brenau University and others seeking applicants for positions that will be filled within the next 90 days.  Over 500 adults and young people lined up in hopes of completing applications and obtaining interviews for positions.

Over 40 employers attended the job Fair that was hosted by Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan Garner and the Fulton County Office of Workforce Development in the Fulton County Government Center Atrium in downtown Atlanta.  The four-hour job fair was also supported by the Georgia Department of Labor who sent representatives to talk to applicants about their employment and career goals.

To help job seekers enhance their chances of landing a position, Fulton County hosted three Job Readiness Workshops on Tuesday, April 15, Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Neighborhood Union Health Center. 

Help is available for unemployed workers throughout the year from the Office of Workforce Development.  Employment search services and job training services are also offered for the long-term unemployed who may need help in improving their resumes and interviewing skills.  Additionally, job seekers who want to know more about obtaining that first opportunity for an interview or receiving information about making it past the first interview to the second interview can obtain the following services:

• Career Advisement to help set career goals and education requirements
• Assistance with resume preparation
• Job Readiness Workshops
• Learn appropriate ways to dress to complete in-person applications or attend interviews and job fairs
• Obtain free training if the employment seeker meets eligibility criteria

Workforce Development services are available at the following locations:

North Fulton Career Center
North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, Suite 205
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
404-613-4480

South Fulton Career Center
5710 Stonewall Tell road, Suite 160
College Park, GA 30349
770-306-5202

For more information, call 404-613-6381.  The Office of Workforce Development is a division of the Housing and Human Services Department.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in alternative format should contact Nell Kapple in the Housing and Human Serviced Department at 404-613-7944.  For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711

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