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State to hold career expo/job fair Oct. 28
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ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Labor will sponsor a career expo and job fair for employers and job seekers in the Savannah area. The event will be held Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center.   
“The response for this event from employers, particularly the private sector, has been excellent,” state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said. “Hopefully, this is an indication of good things to come in the coastal Georgia area. Hiring in the private sector must occur across the state to allow
our economy to fully recover. I encourage area job seekers to take full advantage of the resources that will be available at this career expo and job fair, as well as those at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Savannah Career Center.”    
Staff members of the labor department will be on-hand to conduct workshops and assist job seekers with resume writing and on-line job applications. The event will feature approximately 75 employers, educational institutions, and resource agencies that provide assistance to job seekers. Some employers will be hiring, while others will be discussing possible future employment opportunities with the job seekers and 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 employers, educational institutions, and resource agencies expected to participate in the career expo and job fair are Advantage Staffing, Arizona Chemical, Avon Products, Briggs and Stratton, Chatham Area Transit, Chatham County Sheriff’s Department, City of Garden City/Garden City Police Department, City of Savannah-Human Resources, Coastal State Prison-Georgia Department of Corrections, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Derst Bakery, Digital Office Equipment, Dollar General, EFACEC Energia, Express Employment Professionals, Georgia Pacific Company, Georgia Regional Hospital, Gulfstream, Healthcare Services Group, Imperial Sugar, Johnson Service Group, Kelley Services, Kerry Ingredients and Flavours, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Restaurants, Liberty National Life Insurance Company, Lowe’s, Memorial Health Hospital,, Open Range Communications, Reidsville Recruitment Unit, Roosevelt-Warm Springs Center for Rehabilitation, Savannah Fire and Emergency Services, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, SNF Holding Company, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital/Candler Health, Temcor, The Home Depot-Stocking and Distribution Center, Toys R Us, and Walden University.