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Clayton’s Singleton to assist career workshop

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton will offer career advice to parents and community members, during a meet-and-greet and career workshop at East Clayton Elementary School, Thursday, Dec. 8.

Modestine Crawley, parent liaison at the school, said a “Meet and Greet” with Singleton will began at 5 p.m. The school is located at 2750 Forest Parkway, in Ellenwood. That will be followed by a resume-writing and interviewing-skills workshop, that will be led by Terry Baily, a human resources manager for the federal government.

Crawley, who is responsible for spearheading the event, said the reason for offering the workshop is an attempt to assist parents who are unemployed, to get back to work.

“I was noticing so many parents loosing their jobs,” she said. “I just saw a need in the community –– so, I took it upon myself to [try to] do something about it.”

Crawley said she’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., the Henry County Alumnae Chapter, and found out that Singleton and Baily happened to be associated with the same organization. Through that connection, Crawley said, she contacted Bailey and Singleton to see if they would participate in the workshop. She said both quickly jumped on board.

She said that during Thursday’s “Meet and Greet,” participants will be able to ask Singleton questions about her job, and through Bailey’s and Singleton’s perspectives and experience, gain knowledge about today’s workforce.

She added that the workshop is free and open to the public, and suggests that those interested in attending, bring their resumes, for professional evaluation and input.