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March 17, 2014

Job and Career Forum to connect job seekers to employers

MILLEDGEVILLE — Individuals looking for job opportunities and employers seeking to hire potential qualified employees are encouraged to attend the fifth annual Job and Career Forum to get connected.

“This is the largest job fair in the middle Georgia area. The idea of the event came about from a Central Georgia Democratic Coalition meeting on what we could do to help our job situation,” said Quentin Howell, event co-organizer and vice chair of the coalition. “We want to help people gain more skills to become more employable and become potential qualified employees.”

Founded by Howell and wife LaTonya, the event is slated from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22 in the Georgia College Arts & Sciences Auditorium. The free event features representatives of business and industries from the middle Georgia area, including manufacturers, prisons, correctional facilities, auto parts stores, fast food restaurants and health care facilities, among others.

“We bring between 500 and 800 people to Georgia College and the community. This is not a political function. All citizens needing a job placement or career advancement assistance are cordially invited to attend,” Howell said. “People need to come dressed to impress with their resume in hand. They should also bring their resume on a jump drive or disk so they can get help to modify it.”

The morning will kick off with workshops pertaining to job retention, job searching, self-promotion, interview skills, resume writing, networking, social media, home buying, financing and veteran affairs.

The midday speaker scheduled to appear is state Sen. Jason Carter, candidate for governor.

“He will come to talk about what they’re doing from the state aspect of the unemployment situation,” Howell said. “We might have another state senator come as well.”

The job fair and mock interviews will begin in the afternoon. Access to the computer lab will also be available for online application assistance.

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