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Chamber set to host job fair on April 15

POSTED: April 3, 2014 4:59 p.m.

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host an Effingham County job fair April 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy at 2940 Highway 21 N., Rincon.

Employers from across the county will take resumes and offer information about their companies and their employment needs. Applicants should come dressed for success and bring their resumes, a pen and a desire to work.

“Every day nearly 75 percent of Effingham County’s workforce leaves the county to go to their jobs,” said Barbara Prosser, who co-chairs of the Chamber’s workforce development committee with Sue Koopmann. “With so many of our own Effingham-based industries and companies needing new employees, we would love to see more of our local workforce be able to stay and work right here in the county.”

“We feel the job fair will be a great way for local industries and businesses to share information about their companies and potential job opportunities,” added Koopmann.

Said John Henry, CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority: “This is a great opportunity to showcase our employers to those in the community that might not be aware of the jobs available right here in Effingham County. Connecting our citizens with employment information is a great way to help both our existing industries and our labor force.”

Companies planning to be part of the job fair include Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Power, CST Covers, Effingham County Schools, Effingham Health System, Edwards Interiors, EFACEC, Savannah Technical College, Goodwill and Farmers Furniture.

This job fair is being hosted by the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and IDA, and is sponsored by Coastal Workforce Services and Savannah Tech. For more information, contact the Chamber at 754-3301.

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