Fulton County hosts free job readiness workshops, job fair

Job readiness preparation workshops and a job fair are planned during June in Fulton County.

These workshops will take place on June 8, at Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta:

• Resume writing, 11 a.m.

• Interview skills, 1 p.m.

• Dress for success, 3 p.m.

Applicants searching for employment will also have time to learn of training opportunities and job search resources such as computers and advice on how to develop job search strategies.

Workforce development staff will help job seekers:

• refine their resume writing skills,

• learn compelling interview strategies to land a second interview or job offer and

• obtain information on how to dress appropriately when they visit employers to seek work or participate in an interview.

For more information about the job readiness workshops, contact Kenneth Fitzgerald of the Workforce Development Division at 404-613-6381.

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Later in June, the third annual job fair will be hosted by Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, and the county's Housing and Community Development Department's Workforce Development Division.

This fair will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the Adamsville Workforce Development Career Center in the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta.

Employers will be seeking to fill positions for job seekers by mid-October.

More than 500 job seekers attended the 2015 job fair with over 200 job opportunities available.

Of those 500, at least 150 applicants received employment.

Residents in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in a different format, should call the Disability Liaison in the Housing and Community Development Department at 404-613-7944 at least five days before the event.

To obtain Georgia Relay Access, residents should dial 711.

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