JONESBORO Residents from Clayton and Henry counties who need employment have only a couple of days left to get ready for a big area jobs fair.
U.S. Congressman David Scott's (D-Ga.) 10th Annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair will be held Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park.
The event typically draws large crowds who clog Camp Creek Parkway in an effort to reach the fair. This year, 88 employers are expected to participate. Officials from Scott's office have said those employers will be looking to fill more than 1,681 positions.
2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA
Participating employers are expected to include: AT & T; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Clayton County Water Authority; Comcast Corporation; CSX Transportation; DeVry University; Fulton County government; Gate Gourmet; Georgia Power Co.; Global Media Empire; Grady Health System; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Kroger; Lowe's; MARTA; Porsche Cars North America; Radio One Atlanta; the Home Depot; UPS; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Peace Corps and Waffle House.
Banks and financial services companies who are expected to also have representatives include Bank of America, GEL Financial Services, LLC, Primerica Financial Services, Regions Financial Corporation and Wells Fargo.
The list of employers also contains the names of several local and federal public safety agencies.
They include the Atlanta Police Department, Columbus Police Department, Douglas County Fire and EMS Department, Douglasville Police, U.S. Air Marshals, the FBI, Fulton County Schools Police, Gwinnett County Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
Officials from Scott's office are recommending attendees go to Hartsfield-Jackson and use the airport's SkyTrain to get to the convention center. MARTA will operate a special shuttle bus service between its College Park station and the center.