GDOL To Co-Sponsor Career Expo In Ringgold July 23

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor and two local organizations will co-sponsor a career expo Wednesday, July 23, in Ringgold. The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at Ringgold High School, 29 Tiger Train. Other sponsors include the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Ringgold’s Downtown Development Authority.

The expo will feature more than 50 employers looking to fill vacant positions in the fields of manufacturing, truck drivers, security guards, metal fabricators, CAD designer, maintenance technicians, welders, retail, outside sales, clerical, healthcare, and social services.

Applicants should bring plenty of resumes, be prepared to fill out company applications, and interview on-site for available job openings.

Attendees are encouraged to dress business casual to improve their opportunities for employment.

Employers expected to participate in the expo include: Bi-Lo, Aflac, Holiday Inn, Paxton Family Chiropractic, Bethel University, Propex, Roper Corporation, Victory Signs, Structural Employment Economic Development Corporation, Express Employment Professionals, Lowe’s, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and Chattanooga Allergy Clinic.

For more information about the expo, contact swat@gdol.ga.gov. For employers wanting to register, contact Cathy Toles at the GDOL’s Lafayette Career Center at (404) 274-8687 or e-mail Cathy.Toles@gdol.ga.gov.


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