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Businesses to beef up ranks at McDonough job fair
by Christine Fonville
October 17, 2013 08:16 PM | 2520 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Job seekers can attend a free event Friday to meet representatives from businesses in and around McDonough that are hiring.

The 2013 City of McDonough Job Fair, an annual event, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McDonough Presbyterian Church at 427 McGarity Road.

Registration is not required and any job seeker is welcome to attend.

Attendees can visit individual tables set up with information and talk to staff who will be taking resumes and answering questions.

Companies participating in the job fair include AT&T, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, and Primerica Financial Services.

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Mobile Career Resource Center, which has 13 computer stations, will also be on site.

Residents who do not have a resume are also encouraged by Mayor Billy Copeland to “bring education and work history information” to the fair.

“The mobile unit, parked on site, has staff that will assist attendees with creating documents and printing them,” he said in a statement.

The bus allows visitors to perform various activities like online job searches, resume and cover letter development, and individual assessments and exploration of training eligibility and options.

Copeland also said companies, like AT&T, are “accepting application for over 200 positions inside and outside the metro Atlanta area.”

The job fair started in 2008 and has attracted hundreds of job-seeking residents each year.

Executive Assistant Leslie Balog said the event has been a success since its beginning and has encouraged the city to keep the fair going.

“We average around 600 job seekers and I’ve spoken with many residents after the event that have found jobs and make this fair successful year after year,” she said.



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