7-week jobless claims total hits 33.5 million

Series of virtual hiring events to highlight job openings in metro Atlanta

With unemployment numbers at historic highs, two metro Atlanta chambers of commerce are joining forces to host virtual hiring events.

The Forsyth County Chamber and the Greater North Fulton Chamber are teaming up to host a series of virtual events related to hiring opportunities and job openings in metro Atlanta.

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This Friday, the chambers will a host an event with representatives from local manufacturing companies, with information on open positions, qualifications and how to apply, according to a Facebook post. The event is free to attend.

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Each of the virtual job fairs will focus on a different industry, here are the upcoming events, which are all scheduled for noon-2 p.m.:

May 15: Manufacturing 
May 22: Health care
May 29: Hospitality 
June 5: Technology 
June 12: Construction

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More information on participating in the job fairs, either as a job seeker or potential employer, can be found on the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s website.

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