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Chamber job fair set for Wednesday
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The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair May 25 at the Effingham College and Career Academy. - photo by File photo

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a job fair on May 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy, at 2940 Hwy. 21 North.

Employers from across the county will be on hand to 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 Dr. Barbara Prosser, who chairs the Chamber’s workforce development committee. “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.”

Added Chamber Director Rick Lott: “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.”

John Henry, CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, who also serves on committee, said, “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.”

Some of the companies already making plans to be part of this Job Fair are Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Power, Effingham County Schools, Effingham Health System, Coastal Workforce Development Services, Rincon Kroger, Walgreen’s, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, Rainbow, Enmark Stores, Lineage Logistics, Amedisys, Army National Guard, 165th Air National Guard, and Farmers Furniture.

This Job Fair is being hosted by the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and IDA, and is sponsored by Coastal Workforce Service. For more information, contact the Effingham Chamber at 754-3301.