More Than 800 Job Openings To Headline Northwest Georgia Career Expo On Thursday In Walker County

Friday, March 14, 2014

More than 800 immediate and future job openings will be available to job seekers at the Northwest Georgia Career Expo on Thursday, in Walker County. The expo will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 North Highway 27 in Rock Spring.

About 40 employers from eight Northwest Georgia counties and Chattanooga have registered for the expo. They will be interviewing and hiring for manufacturing positions, including assembly-line workers, forklift operators, maintenance technicians and welders. Other employers will be hiring retail and clerical workers, along with those in health care and social services.

Among the employers scheduled to participate are CCM, Convergys-Chattanooga, Elwood Staffing, Express Employment Professionals, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Hayes State Prison, Hutcheson Medical Center, Lake Winnepausaukah, Lookout Mountain Community Services, Lowe’s Home Center, Mattex, Mercy Senior Care, Mohawk Industries, Onin Staffing, Primary Healthcare Centers, Quality Staffing, Randstad, Roper Corporation, Safehaven, See Rock City, Shaw Industries, Tennessee American Water, Victory Sign Industries, 2Work Staffing, University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center, U.S. Xpress, and Zaxby’s.

Job seekers should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for available job openings. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs.

The expo will be sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Industry Council, Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority, and the Top of Georgia Employer Committee.

For more information about the expo, email swat@gdol.ga.gov.


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