Augusta job expo set for July 25

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Job-seekers can get assistance in their search at a July 25 career expo in Augusta.

The expo, sponsored by the Greater Augusta Employer Committee and the Georgia Department of Labor, will be from 1-4 p.m. at Georgia Regent University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse, 3109 Wrightsboro Road.

About 50 employers, educational institutions and resource agencies will be hiring, discussing current and future employment opportunities, or providing information.

Organizations expected to be in attendance include Acrux, Augusta Staffing Associates, East Central Regional Hospital, Georgia Military College, Georgia Regents University, Goodwill Works, Hagler Systems, Lowe’s, Rural Sourcing, Sitel and Southern Co.

Applicants should bring résumés and be prepared for interviews and filling out applications.

For more information

E-mail or call Diane House at (706) 721-2160 or Natasha Dover-Miranda at (706) 721-5794. They are at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Augusta Career Center.

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countyman 07/09/13 - 01:40 pm
Job fair

Hopefully the next one can be held in East or South Augusta.

corgimom 07/09/13 - 03:33 pm
Those job fairs benefit the

Those job fairs benefit the temporary personnel organizations and not much else.

A reputable employer, with a decent job to offer, isn't going to use a job fair to hire an employee. They don't have to, especially now with the Internet. This is a PR move by those companies.

They've shown pictures of the applicants at those job fairs in the paper, and too many of them look like they just got done wallowing in the mud or cleaning out the garage. The clothing that they wear to those fairs is unbelievable, both men and women. And then they wonder why they don't ever get hired.

And the employers know that the chances that they will find somebody are miniscule, if someone doesn't have the gumption or the interest to directly apply to them, it is almost a certainty that person isn't going to work out.

The only exception to that are the job fairs that they hold at the universities right before graduation, and those are for the graduates only, not the public.

onethickdiva 07/09/13 - 04:02 pm
I can agree with Corgi

Many of the people that will attend arent white collar workers and acumen. I've been saying for a few years now that high schools/tech schools/college freshman/unemployment processes should adopt a curriculum that requires each to take a lifeskills class that will include resume writing, professional attire, grooming and etiquette. Yes, it should be common sense but as my Grandma used to say "Common sense aint common!" Job opportunites can bring people from social, economic, or educational spectrums and I've had horrible interviews with people in club clothes, dirty/wrinkled pants and smacking on gum.

TrukinRanger 07/09/13 - 06:55 pm
I'm tired of seeing these job

I'm tired of seeing these job fairs where staffing companies are the main sponsor. They're just a version of slave labor for cheap employers. There's usually no chance of permanent hire and no real benefits.

Clemsondoc 07/11/13 - 08:57 am
Where is the best place to find a job here

I moved my significant other to the area a few months ago for my job but they are unable to find work anywhere. They have a social work masters from a top institute with 5 years work hisory and over 30 job applications sent in over the past few months with no interview offered.

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