To introduce people to new career paths and make it easier to land their next job, Goodwill is hosting a Job Fair on Aug. 24, at its Job Connection Center. The event will offer participants the chance to talk face-to-face with hiring managers in manufacturing, retail, food service, health care, hospitality and other industries.
“This is a great way to get an on-the-spot interview and possibly a job offer,” said George Clark, Director of Career Services for Goodwill Industries of the Greater Chattanooga Area. “It’s also a great time to learn about Goodwill services that are free of charge at the Job Connection Center, like how to write a better resume and polish your interviewing skills.”
According to data released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, salaries have increased about 10% over the last two years, and at 4.9%, the growth of employment in Hamilton County is nearly double that of the rest of the country.
“If you’re looking to re-enter the job market or find a different career path, this is a great time to be proactive and Goodwill is here to help,” said Mr. Clark.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. next to the Goodwill store at 7601 East Brainerd Road. Walk-ins are welcome; however, participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling 629-2501 ext. 3090. The Job Connection Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.