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Help Desk: Upcoming Job Fairs for Unemployed Veterans

4:44 PM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2013 there are more than 744,000 unemployed veterans in the United States; with more unemployed veterans ages 55 and over than any other age group. The 11Alive Help Desk wants you to know how you can beat the odds and find employment with three upcoming job fairs.

First, the Veterans' Job Fair takes place Wednesday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Clairmont Presbyterian Church located at 1994 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA. Attendees are asked to bring multiple copies of their resume and to "dress to impress." Registration is not required for job seekers. 

Employers scheduled to attend include: Bobby Dodd Institute, Brickman Landscape, Centers For Disease Control, Department of Juvenile Justice, Emory University HR recruitment, Goodwill of North Georgia, Gwinnett County Police Department, Oldcastle Construction, Pepsi Beverages Company, Securitas, U.S. DOL (OASAM), US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Navy and Walden Security. 

Second, the Norcross First United Methodist Church, Norcross Cooperative Ministries and the Georgia Department of Labor - Gwinnett Career Center will host the Seventh Annual CareerFest Job Fair on Thursday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will be held at Norcross First United Methodist Church located at 2500 Beaver Ruin Rd., Norcross, GA.

In the midst of meeting with employers and resources for job seekers, there will be seminars and workshops to give attendees essential information to better their search and provide valuable information. Job seekers are encouraged to bring multiple copies of resumes and to dress professionally.

Employers scheduled to attend include: Aflac, AT&T, Comcast-Cable, Department Of Driver Services, Department Of Juvenile Justice, Farmers Insurance Group, Fed. Bureau Of Investigation, Hire Dynamics, Legal Shield, Millennium Security Services, Perimeter Staffing Placements, Resolute, Spectrum Staffing, Staffing Advantage and Super H-Mart, Inc. 

Third, the Veterans Career Fair and Job Expo takes place Wednesday, August 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Motor Speedway located at 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA. Be prepared to speak with hiring personnel, as more than 30 H.R. Managers will be hiring candidates for over 500 positions. 

Candidates must apply online at and complete an online pre-registration form. Job seekers should print the form and bring it to the event. Candidates are encouraged to dress appropriate for interviews with resumes readily available. 

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