Goodwill of North Georgia will host a community job fair on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Decatur Career Center, 1295 Columbia Drive, Decatur.
“Putting people to work is a Goodwill mission that we are fully committed to,” said Mary Howard, manager of the career center. “Both salary and minimum wage jobs will be offered. We don’t have an age requirement. All hungry job seekers are welcomed.”
Employers will conduct interviews at the job fair and will be recruiting for a wide range of jobs including sales positions, package handlers, switchboard operators, customer service positions, interpreters, hotel staff, cashiers, managers, cooks, security guards and correctional office positions.
Participating employers include AARP, A.E.T.C., Inc., Allied Barton, Bobby Dodd, the Department of Juvenile Center, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Lowes, Norred & Associates, UPS and Zaxby’s.
Howard suggests that job seekers visit the Decatur center before the Jan. 15 fair to receive training and take advantage of everything the center has to offer to prepare for their job search.
“We don’t want anyone to show up to the job fair unprepared. From social media and dressing for success to resume help, we can help get you ready for the job fair,” said Elaina Armstrong, director of Public Relations at Goodwill of North Georgia. “We can help you, even if you don’t have a resume. We also help you with questions you should ask employers. We really encourage job seekers to come to us and get fully prepared.”
Armstrong said Goodwill has nine career centers in the state, including the Decatur center. Each center plans to hold at least one job fair monthly. Last year, eight of the centers held career fairs on the same day.
Attendees should come to the job fair dressed in professional attire and be prepared to hand out copies of their resumes.
To receive training or resume help prior to the Jan. 15 job fair, visit the Decatur career center on Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1295 Columbia Drive. For more information, call 404-728-8600 or 404-420-1162.