Shorter University’s second annual job fair to be held Thursday, Sept. 23 at The Forum
September 20, 2010 - The second annual Northwest Georgia/Shorter University Job and Career Fair will be held this Thursday, Sept. 23, at The Forum from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Last year, the job fair drew 2,500 participants. This year’s fair is expected to draw that amount, if not more, to downtown Rome according to Georgia Department of Labor officials. The event is open to the public and job seekers are encouraged to pre-register by visiting www.nwgashorterujobfair.com.
According to job fair organizer Britt Madden Jr., who serves as corporate education liaison for Shorter University’s College of Adult and Professional Programs, more than 70 employers will take part in the job fair, including educational institutions and resource agencies that provide assistance to job seekers.
“Our goal in hosting this event is to change as many lives as possible by helping those who are out of a job find gainful employment,” Madden said. “Last year, as a direct result of the job fair, 105 people found employment. This year, we hope and we have faith that we will be able to help many, many more.”
Georgia Department of Labor Certified Resume Writers will be on hand to assist job seekers and two American Sign Language interpreters will also be present. Additionally, 25 computers will be available at the job fair for employers who require online applications. A recurring 10-minute “Job Fair Orientation” session will be held throughout the day and will give job seekers a refresher course on what to expect during interviews.
Job seekers at The Forum during the first annual Shorter job fair
Parking for job seekers will be available at three different lots near The Forum. Free parking will be available inside the 3rd Avenue parking deck in non-reserved spaces. Reserved spaces are clearly marked and job fair participants will not be allowed to park in those spaces. Free parking is also offered at Heritage Park and the Barron Stadium and Trailhead parking lots as well.
The job fair is hosted by Shorter University and sponsored by The Georgia Department of Labor, The Forum, The Rome News-Tribune and Rome Radio Partners.
Employers, educational institutions, and resource agencies expected to participate in the career fair include: AFLAC, Avon, American General Life and Accident, At Peace Hospice Care, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, BeautiControl, Belhaven University Quest, Bob Richards Regional Youth and Detention Center, Cagle’s, Capella University, Cedar Springs Health and Rehabilitation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, City of Rome, Davita, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 24, Edward Jones Investments, Etowah Landing Care and Rehabilitation Center, Fatherhood Program-OCSS, Floyd County Board of Education, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia School for the Deaf, Hamilton Medical, Healthfield Home Health, a Gentiva Company, Gordon Hospital, Hon Company, Home Instead Senior Care, Identity Theft Business Solutions, Kelly Services, KFC-Taco Bell, Kroger of Rome, Lowe’s, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Mannington Commercial, Mercy Senior Care, News Publishing Company, NPursuit, LLC, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Prime Care Nursing Services, Primerica, Reliable Health Care, Regions Bank, Right Choice Staffing, Right at Home Health Care and Assistance, Rome Radio Partners, Sara Lee Foodservice, Shaw Industries Group, Southern Company/Georgia Power, Terry Reid group, Thirty-One Gifts, Tupperware, U. S. Navy, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) Clinic of Rome, Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, Waste Industries, Walden University, Walgreen’s and Xpress Paper and Company.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern college. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.