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Georgia Department of Labor schedules job fair in Cordele

Release Date: October 4, 2007

ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor’s Cordele Career Center and South Georgia Technical College will co-sponsor a job fair for employers and job seekers in the area.

The job fair will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the technical college, 402 North Midway Road in Cordele.

Commissioner Thurmond said, “This job fair is designed to bring employers and organizations in the Cordele area together with job seekers who are looking for employment or career guidance. Job seekers will receive cutting edge information on job search, career planning, and other valuable services to help them reach their full workplace potential.”

The event will feature about 30 employers that will be hiring to fill current job openings. In addition, other employers will be discussing possible future employment opportunities with the job seekers, while other organizations will be providing educational and other resources. Applicants should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for available job openings.

Among the employers expected to participate in the event include: American General, Albany Police Department, City of Cordele’s government, Cordele Police Department, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Crisp RYDC, Dooly State Prison, Flex-Tec., Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice, Golden Foundry and Machine Company, Harris Waste Management Group, Helena Industries, Norbord, Planters FIRST Bank, Southern Home Care Services, Tyson, U. S. Ethanol, and Verizon Wireless.

Job seekers or employers who would like additional information about the job fair should contact the Cordele Career Center at (229) 276-2355.