Georgia Career Fair Offers Two Thousand Jobs

The Georgia Department of Labor held the Northwest Georgia Career Expo Thursday at the Colonnade in Ringgold.

And if this job fair was an indicator, the local economy is looking promising.

Ninety businesses set up booths to offer two thousand jobs to local job seekers.

Tennessee Federal Credit Union, Shaw, Lowe’s and Bi-Lo were just a few of the dozens of employers on hand offering jobs for every level of experience.

The Georgia Department of Labor says the unemployment rate is the lowest its been since 2008.

And the decline is across all industries.

One industry was represented at the fair, and that’s the stay-at-home moms reentering the work force. They have very unique challenges in convincing future employers their value.

"I feel very confident that people should have faith in us and not over look us as just housekeepers," said Cheryl Belcher who has been working as a stay-at-home mom for 25 years. "We’ve done housekeeping and we also managed the families, the budgets, the healthcare, the social schedules, we did all that. So, they should look at us and say, wow, what a fountain of opportunity."

Armed with resumes and wearing their business best, officials expected nearly one thousand job seekers to stop in.

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