The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Department of Labor will host the Georgia Jobs for Veterans Career Expo on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. This expo is an excellent opportunity for Georgia’s employers to fulfill their hiring needs with qualified veterans. While the expo is designed for veterans, it is open to the general public.
Georgia has one of the highest numbers of veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it is imperative that our state take critical steps to ensure these heroes get the help they need transitioning back to civilian life and into the workforce.
“These men and women have boldly represented freedom around the world and the United States,” said Tricia Pridemore, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development. “We encourage all Georgia employers to help these heroes acquire meaningful employment and career paths to successful civilian life.”
The Georgia Jobs for Veterans Career Expo is free of charge for participating employers. The expo will include an employer’s meet and greet to prescreen job seekers at their booths to review veteran’s résumés and applications. Employers will also be able to conduct on-site interviews to candidates of interest. The expo will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Nov. 8.
“Helping veterans find jobs is the number one priority of this administration,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “As the father of a veteran, I know all too well the sacrifices our servicemen and women make to keep this country safe. We should return the favor by finding ways to help them find their place in the workforce.”
During the expo, GDOL staff will provide a variety of services to help attendees be successful in their job search. Among those services are assistance in transferring military experience and skills to the civilian job market, and workshops on topics such as “How To Use Social Media In Your Job Search,” “Interviewing Tips and Strategies,” and “Resume Preparation.”
Approximately 50 agencies and organizations, such as the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, will participate.
Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for getting a job.
Any employers interested participating in the Georgia Jobs for Veterans Career Expo please contact Steve Jennings, Georgia Department of Labor at (404) 232-3510 or Steve.Jennings@gdol.ga.gov.