ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)

PRESS RELEASE:

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The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) is proud to announce a collaborative effort known as the Better Work Gwinnett Job Fair occurring April 1, 2021, from 10am to 2pm at the Infinite Energy Center Parking Deck. During this drive-through job fair, job seekers will have an opportunity to meet Gwinnett County employers hiring for hundreds of full- and part-time jobs. Job-seekers will also have a chance to connect with employers virtually after the event. In addition to employers, a number of service providers will be at the event, offering help with food insecurity, housing, and more.

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“The global pandemic is impacting our neighbors,” said Director of GCO’s Gwinnett Workforce Initiative, Jace Brooks. “When the pandemic started, Gwinnett County saw thousands of residents out of work, many of them faced housing and food insecurity. A drive-thru job fair will allow job seekers the ability to connect with potential employers while still practicing social distancing and
safe health regulations. It’s been great to see local groups working together in such harmony for the good of the community. We know the job fair will be beneficial to our local residents, businesses, and economy.”

The job fair is made possible through a collaboration between GCO and numerous partner organizations, including Goodwill of North Georgia, the United Way of Greater Atlanta, Families First, Impact46, the Georgia NAACP, the Gwinnett Chamber, and Gwinnett Tech. This job fair is also the launch of Better Work Gwinnett, a collaborative initiative designed to connect job seekers more effectively to local available jobs. Services include employment mentoring, job preparation skills, and connection to counseling and support services.

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“Our mission is to put people to work and for us that means our ABCs: A first job, a Better job, and a Career.”
Both job-seekers and employers may register for the event here: http://www.betterjobfair.org
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