A job fair draws a large crowd in Stephens County.
The annual Northeast Georgia Job Fair and Career Expo took place last Friday at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College.
Each year, the Georgia Department of Labor’s ToccoaCareerCenter puts on the event.
Toccoa Career Center Manager Greg Pitts said that they feel Friday’s job fair was a great day for everyone involved.
“We started out this morning with more than 200 high school seniors from Banks and Stephens counties coming through the career expo,” said Pitts. “We had a great turnout from employers, (with) in excess of 55 employers and resource agencies on hand. We have had somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 to 300 job seekers come through. We are pleased. We really are.”
The event also included workshops to help people with certain aspects of the job search process.
Pitts said a number of people help put on the job fair each year.
He said that support is vital to the event’s success.
“We have a lot of people that put in a lot of hard work on this,” said Pitts. “Anytime you can come to an event and you know people are going to get a job or they are going to go to work because of it, you leave there with a good feeling.”
Pitts went on to say that he also appreciates North Georgia Technical College and all of the other community partners that sponsor the job fair annually and also help ensure its success.