Johnson, Lewis, Host Job Fair Today

August 18, 2011 10:33 am

by Charlie · 5 comments

Grim news this morning as Georgia’s unemployment rate again crossed 10%, now standing at 10.1% of Georgians looking for work unable to find jobs.

Today, until 5:30pm, Georgia Congressmen Hank Johnson and John Lewis, along with the Congressional Black Caucus, are hosting a job fair at Atlanta Technical College. A town hall meeting will follow from 6 to 8pm.

80 employers were expected to attend the job fair, including the Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Personnel Management, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Corrections, Atlanta Workforce Development, General Services Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Comcast, Google, NCR, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Microsoft, GE, Starbucks, Waffle House, Pepsi and Gwinnett Public Schools.

Atlanta Technical College is located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta GA 30310.

Calypso August 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

I realize there are 80 employers expected to attend, but none the less, it is disheartening to see that 2/3′s of those listed above are government entities.

saltycracker August 19, 2011 at 9:48 am

That’s where the growth for jobs [not work] is

Bucky Plyler August 19, 2011 at 10:57 am

YEP

Three Jack August 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm

after the jobs fair, which congressperson said the following: “we also believe that all of this talk about the green jobs never materialized. we’ve got some ideas and if the president is going to roll out with a new proposal, we intend to have our input in it and to help develop something that will be good for this country, and of course, good for the white community.”

American Delight August 19, 2011 at 4:28 am

I guess the politicians feel they need to do something to “help.” But most job fairs these days seem to be opportunities for employers to tell job-seekers about their websites.

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