Goodwill will hold a job fair at its nine career centers Wednesday. Nearly 80 companies will seek to recruit workers for professional, warehouse and retail positions.
A list of confirmed companies is on the Goodwill website. Locally, companies include:
Northeast Plaza (3337 Buford Highway, Atlanta)
Amerigroup, All Team Staffing, Art Institute of Atlanta, DeKalb County School District - Transportation Department, Centene Corporation and Peach State Health Care.
Decatur (1295 Columbia Drive, Decatur)
Zaxby’s Restaurant, AETC, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, UPS, Department of Juvenile Justice, Allied Barton, DeKalb County 911 Communications Department, Bobby Dodd, Norred & Associates, Lowes and Rollins, Inc.
“Each of our career centers holds regular job fairs, but for New Year. New Job. we’ve combined our efforts to create a single-day impact,” said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations. Goodwill has career centers in Athens, Atlanta, Decatur, Duluth, Cartersville, Oakwood, Rome, Smyrna and Woodstock.
Each location will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees should arrive in professional interview attire and bring several copies of their resumes.
The nonprofit, known for its donation centers and stores, uses the money from its donated goods program to fund its career centers and employment services. The facilities have become a resource for more than 40,000 job seekers and thousands of area businesses looking to hire staff, an announcement said.
Equipped with computers, local job postings, photocopiers, telephones and other resources, Goodwill career centers are free and open to the public. Goodwill also provides recruitment fair space, interview rooms and other services for local employers.“We know many people start the year looking for new job opportunities. This one-day event will allow us to help them connect with employers, while highlighting the myriad of resources each location offers every day,” said Armstrong, in the announcement.