Some 15 local companies will be represented Monday as the Dawson County Library and Dawson County Chamber of Commerce pair up to provide that glimmer of hope for area job seekers.
The co-sponsored job fair, which gives local employers seeking to hire new employees the chance to advertise their companies and the positions currently available, will be held at the library Aug. 25 from 3-6 p.m.
Stacey Leonhardt, branch manager of the library, believes the job fair will be a bright spot in these dark economic times.
“We see a lot of patrons come into the library everyday looking for jobs on the Internet, so we thought we would bring the available jobs in the area to them. We saw a need, and we are filling it,” said Leonhardt. “The library is definitely the place to go when you are looking for a job.”
People embarking on the job-hunt will have the opportunity to browse through at least a dozen different hiring companies, where they can meet with company representatives face to face.
The library recently held a resume writing workshop in order to help prepare jobseekers for seeking new employment. “We had every walk of life represented, from executive vice presidents to teachers, construction workers, who were looking to make changes because of the industries dying,” Leonardt said.
Among those businesses taking advantage of potential new employees at the job fair are a few of Dawson County’s largest employers: The Home Depot, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and North Georgia Premium Outlets.
“It will be an opportunity for businesses and potential employees to connect. It will facilitate the hiring process in a time when we want to ensure that our businesses and citizens are successful,” said Linda Williams, president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our citizens to become aware of the variety of quality employers we have in Dawsonville,” she added.
Participating businesses include: Department of Family and Children Services, Thermo Fisher Scientific, NOA (No One Alone), Vocational Rehabilitation, The Equity Leadership Group, JER Group, Inc., North GA Real Estate Academy, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, Equity Leadership Group of America, and LakeviewPublishing.com/Lakeview Center.
“We just need businesses and interested employees to attend the job fair and it will be a success,” Williams said.
For more information about the job fair or to register your business to participate, contact Leonhardt at (706) 344-3690, Ext. 21.
Staff Intern Tia Lynn Lecorchick contributed to this story.
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