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Chamber job fair set for Wednesday
Event to be held at ECCA
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The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair Wednesday at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

The job fair will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 20 employers have signed up. More than 300 jobseekers attended last year’s job fair.

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 Sue Koopmann and Barbara Prosser, co-chairs of 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 Koopmann: “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.”

“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 and the surrounding area,” said John Henry, CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority. “Connecting our citizens with employment information is a great way to help both our existing industries and our labor force.”

Some of the companies making plans to be part of the job fair are Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Power, CST Covers, Effingham County Schools, Effingham Health System, Edwards Interiors, Savannah Technical College, Effingham County, Parkers Convenience Stores, Coastal Workforce Development Services, Walgreen’s, Preferred Materials, Hester Business Solutions, Atlantic Waste, HR Block, Troy University, Savannah Electrical, JATC, Allgood Pest Control, 165th Air National Guard, Sweet Tea Grille, and Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.

This job fair is being hosted by the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and IDA, and is sponsored by Coastal Workforce Services and Savannah Tech. The ECCA is at 2940 Highway 21 North, Rincon, across the highway from EFACEC. For more information, contact the Effingham Chamber at 754-3301.