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Springfield Baptist prepares for career expo

CONYERS — Springfield Baptist Church is preparing for its second annual career expo with the help of the Georgia Department of Labor and Goodwill of North Georgia.

The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and will feature about 40 employers, educational institutions and resource agencies to provide assistance to those looking to start their careers.

Those participating in the expo range from public safety, health care, and administration to retail and auto maintenance. While the expo is open to the public, military veterans will receive priority admittance. Staff of the Veterans Unit at GDOL’s DeKalb Career Center and Goodwill’s Decatur Career Center will be available to assist veterans and other job-seekers with employment-related services.

The employers will be hiring or discussing future employment opportunities, while other organizations will provide educational resources. Applicants must bring copies of resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for available jobs.

Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs. The expo will be held at the church, 1877 Iris Dr. in Conyers.

For more information about the expo, or employers wanting to register, contact Kenneth Dinkins at the GDOL’s DeKalb Career Center at 404-298-3970, or email Kenneth.dinkins@gdol.ga.gov.