Hartsfield-Jackson businesses hiring at job fair

Hartsfield-Jackson job fair. Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Hartsfield-Jackson job fair. Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport held a job fair Tuesday for more than 2,500 job seekers.

At the world's busiest airport's fall job fair held at the Georgia International Convention Center, about 60 companies that operate at the airport were hiring for more than 1,000 jobs. Hartsfield-Jackson holds two job fairs a year.

The job openings Tuesday were for cashiers, cooks, accountants and other positions. A career coach helped with online applications, resumes and registration for training.

The airport said companies are hiring as Hartsfield-Jackson's $6 billion expansion and modernization project moves forward, creating jobs in construction, project management and engineering.

Elizey Penns, who moved to the area three months ago and lives in Lithonia, said he previously worked as a cook. But Tuesday, he was looking for work in construction or another trade, saying he was searching for something “long-term.”

At the job fair, he said, “there’s a lot of people that need jobs.”

Some of the longest lines at booths were for jobs at Delta Global Services. Other employers at the fair were the Atlanta Police Department, Bryson Constructors Inc., HSS Inc., Hallmark Aviation, TBI, Airport Terminal Services and airport concessionaires.