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Job fair coming to Civic Center next week

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor will conduct a career expo and job fair at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Albany Civic Center.

Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond, who is currently running for U.S. Senate, said 75 employers, educators and resource agencies will be at the three-hour fair, along with Labor Department staff members.

"The response for this event from employers has been excellent," Thurmond said. "Hopefully, this is an indication of good things to come in Southwest Georgia. Hiring in the private sector must occur across the state to allow our economy to fully recover. I encourage area job seekers to take full advantage of the resources that will be available at this career expo and job fair, as well as those at the Georgia Department of Labor's Albany Career Center."

Applicants should bring resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for available job openings, labor officials said.

Among employers, educational institutions, and resource agencies expected to participate in the career expo and job fair are the Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department, Albany Technical College, Ameri Corps Vista, AT&T, Central Monitoring, Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Cumulus Media, Dougherty County Police Department, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, Equity Group, Experience Works, Georgia Department of Corrections/Albany P.A.R.C., gosmallbiz.com, Liberty National Insurance, Lowe's of Moultrie, Mediacom Communications, Papa John's Pizza, Rescare Homecare, SafeAire Heating and Cooling, Senior Life Insurance Company, Sowega Financial Services, Turner Job Corps Center, Tyson Foods, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Navy, U.S. Secret Service, and Waffle House.

For information, contact the Albany Career Center at (229) 430-5010.