Job fair, career expo
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce event
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville
How much: Free
More info: Online
Update the resume and get to the Georgia Mountains Center this week — area companies are hiring.
On Wednesday, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and career expo with more than 50 companies looking to fill jobs.
Employers, including companies like Kubota, McDonald's and Lowe's, will be speaking with visitors and taking applications.
"Each of these companies may be looking for something different," said Kit Dunlap, president of the chamber.
"So there will be plenty of opportunities."
Attendees should bring an up-to-date resume and do some preliminary research on the companies they're interested in talking with.
Local colleges, including Brenau University, Gainesville State College and Lanier Technical College, also will be present to provide information on their programs and possible careers.
"I'm just thrilled and excited," said Dunlap, adding the fair is not just for the unemployed, but also for those looking to change jobs.
The free expo runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The chamber held a career expo last June and more than 2,000 job seekers attended. Officials expect even more this year.
"I think with this many companies and with the job market like it is, I think it will draw a lot of people," Dunlap said.
Throughout the day, there will be 15-minute seminars on how to get the most out of a job fair.
The chamber also will have an information booth, with application stations throughout the venue.
Dunlap has one piece of advice for attendees.
"Just be prepared and put your best foot forward," she said.
For a list of companies and more information, visit the chamber's website.