Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Atlanta job fair at Georgia World Congress Center tomorrow

Posted By on Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 9:19 PM

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Last week, metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose to 8.7 percent, the highest it's been since 1983. And while there are glimmers of hope here and there, the bad news continues to outweigh the good.

Tomorrow evening, the state Department of Labor and WSBTV will sponsor a career expo and job fair at the Georgia World Congress Center. Department officials say 100 employers will be on hand, some of whom are hiring. The fair will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to the companies, more than 100 service providers will be on hand to help attendees learn how to pick a career, conduct job interviews, manage finances after a job loss, and other skills. A resume coach and 100 computers for job searches and resume updates will also be available. Representatives from two-year and four-year private educational institutions and technical colleges will attend to offer information about their programs.

Department officials suggest job seekers bring updated resumes and wear professional attire for job interviews. To reach the Georgia World Congress Center by public transit, check out the A-TRAIN trip planner. The Atlanta Community Food Bank will be accepting canned food donations at the door, as well.

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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