Job fair to be held in Loganville

LOGANVILLE - More than 60 Georgia companies are looking for a few good employees.

The Georgia Department of Labor and the American Legion Post No. 233 in Loganville will co-sponsor a job fair Wednesday aimed at veterans but open to all job seekers.

"We have these job fairs around the state when we work with a veteran's organization, but any job fair we are involved in is open to everyone," said Sam Hall, director of communications, Georgia Department of Labor.

Military training translates into exceptional civilian job skills, Hall said.

"Veterans have a wide range of skills," Hall said. "They come out of an environment where they have developed good work ethics. They are mature workers. They know how to follow instructions. In the military they don't just learn military type skills, such as how to fire a weapon. They learn automobile, electronics, management skills, and those skills are easily adaptable to civilian life."

Even though unemployment numbers have risen in Georgia and the nation, employers all over the state are continuing to do some hiring, Hall said.

Some of the companies represented include Aerotek Staffing-Iraq, AFLAC, Business Software Solutions, Charter Communications, Eagle Rock Distributing, Georgia Aquarium, local school systems, Phillips State Prison, SunTrust Bank, Waffle House and several military and law enforcement organizations.

Job seekers should bring plenty of resumes and be ready to fill out applications on site.

There is no charge to job seekers or businesses to participate in the fair. The American Legion donated its facility for the event, Hall said.

Job seekers who can't attend the fair can get help at DOL career centers across the state.

"Not only do we do job fairs, but our career centers every day are taking job openings from employers and helping to find qualified people to fill those jobs," Hall said.

SideBar: If You Go

· What: Job fair

· When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday

· Where: American Legion Post No. 233, 4635 U.S. Highway 78, Loganville