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Spring becomes season of job fairs

Three scheduled in next few weeks

POSTED: March 26, 2013 12:48 a.m.

Job seekers have a number of opportunities in the next few weeks to learn about the area’s employers and possibly land a position.

First up is the University of North Georgia’s job fair happening 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Gainesville campus’ cafeteria area of the student center.

Some two dozen retailers, government agencies and nonprofits will be on site to recruit, and community members are welcome to attend.

“The job fair is a great opportunity to see who is hiring and the types of positions that are available,” said Dr. Edward Wai-Ming Lai, assistant director of Career Services at the university. “The job fair helps job seekers get their foot in the door of the career they want, and talking with recruiters will help get their names and resumes out there. Networking is the best way to find a job.”

Lake Lanier Islands also is looking to hire, and the Georgia Department of Labor’s Gainesville Career Center is assisting with its job fair, which continues this week.

Those interested in any of the resort’s 500 seasonal jobs can attend 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Summer House and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Hall.

Both location’s are part of the resort at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford.

Jobs include those for lifeguards, sales clerks, golf staff, waiters and more.

Next month, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with some 50 companies participating.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at the Gainesville Civic Center and the chamber is still accepting employers who want booths, which cost $275 or $175 for nonprofits and an extra $25 for electricity.

For anyone interested in attending job fairs, the hosts recommend dressing professionally and bringing plenty of copies of resumes.


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