GDOL To Host Job Fair For Staffing Agencies In Northwest Georgia

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) career centers in LaFayette and Dalton will co-sponsor a job fair for private employment agencies in northwest Georgia on Nov. 17.  

The job fair will be held from 10 a.

m. to 1 p.m. at the LaFayette Housing Authority at 300 Oak St. Staff from both career centers will be available to assist the job seekers.

Representatives from about 20 staffing agencies in Dalton, LaFayette, Trenton and Chattanooga will participate in the event. Those who have already registered include Aerotek, Ashton, Express and Randstad.

The staffing agencies are recruiting clerical, distribution, warehousing and manufacturing workers, including creelers, forklift drivers, packers, tufting machine operators and warp operators.

Due to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, all manufacturing workers must be at least 18 years old.  

Job seekers interested in attending the events may visit to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process. In September, Employ Georgia showed 2,579 new active job postings in northwest Georgia.   

Applicants are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and dress business casual to improve their chances to be hired.  

Visit to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers, and to connect on social media.

Senator Bell Receives Tennessee District Attorneys' Guardian Of Public Safety Award

The state’s 31 district attorneys have recognized state Sen. Mike Bell with the Guardian of Public Safety Award.   The Guardian of Public Safety Award is given to a legislator who recognizes the necessity of protecting our citizens and takes action to advance public safety.   “Senator Bell is keenly aware of the public safety issues faced by Tennesseans on a daily ... (click for more)

Rep. Carter Receives Tennessee District Attorneys' Public Safety Advocate Award

The state’s 31 district attorneys have recognized state Rep. Mike Carter with the Public Safety Advocate Award. The Public Safety Advocate Award is given to a legislator who "recognizes the necessity of protecting our citizens and takes action to advance public safety." “Representative Carter is keenly aware of the public safety issues faced by Tennesseans on a daily basis. ... (click for more)

Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Chattanooga; Thousands Lose Power

A storm with wind gusts up to 70 mph did considerable damage in downtown Chattanooga around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Fencing along Miller Park was twisted onto a nearby lane of traffic on Market Street. A sizable tree was split, causing it to fall across Cherry Street between Third and Fourth streets. A number of traffic lights were knocked out of service. Several thousand ... (click for more)

2 Shot In Separate Incidents Early Saturday Morning; 1 Victim Is A Juvenile Girl

Two people were shot early Saturday morning in separate incidents. The first incident was at  3:30 a.m. when the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 1000 block of North Willow Street.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.    HCEMS transported the victim to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Protecting Family Homes On Signal Mountain

The Signal Mountain Town Council will vote at their upcoming July 9 meeting on whether to approve a controversial rezoning application regarding property located at the northwestern corner of Albert Road and Taft Highway.  Prior to the rezoning request, Albert Road was the redline on Taft Highway past which commercial development within the town did not extend. This rezoning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Claude And "Mr. John"

There are some who believe this last week has been a devastating one for our community, losing two of our most beloved “builders” within three days of one another. Claude Ramsey, who spent over 40 years in public service and because of the type man he was never lost a political race, died on Monday after a hard fight with illness at the end. On Thursday we lost “Mr. John” Franklin, ... (click for more)