Cherokee Career Expo Brings Opportunity Closer to Home
The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), will host the fifth annual Cherokee Career Expo on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The event will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center, located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114.
“There is a certain sense of pride that comes along with living and working in your own hometown,” said Shawna Mercer, COED Workforce/Communications Manager. “Whether it is spending more time with family or a shorter commute, the Cherokee Career Expo can help make these dreams become a reality.”
The Cherokee Career Expo is the county’s premier event for businesses who are looking to hire skilled workers. Benefits include one-on-one networking with over 35 of Cherokee’s leading employers, resume review assistance, and exploration of a wide variety of local career opportunities. A few of this year’s featured employers include Inalfa Roof Systems, Northside Hospital, Piolax, Roytec Industries, Southeast Restoration, Universal Alloy Corporation, WellStar Health System, and YANMAR America. For a full list of employers, visit cherokeega.org.
2018 expo participant Southeast Restoration represents one of the expo’s many success stories. “Southeast Restoration hired a Construction Superintendent at the Cherokee Career Expo a few years ago, and he has become one our best team members,” said Lindsey Roberson, Director of Team Member Support at Southeast Restoration. “We look forward to participating in this year’s expo and meeting with qualified candidates from across Cherokee County.”
During the expo, job-seekers will have access to onsite employment assistance and educational resources through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Mobile Career Lab, an interactive experience that connects talent with opportunity.
Representatives from Chattahoochee Technical College and Reinhardt University’s career services centers will also be available at 1 p.m. for resume assistance.
“Reinhardt University is committed to providing career guidance to students, alumni, and community members. The Cherokee Career Expo is just one way we assist others in building their professional brand and connecting to a workplace where they can contribute and find fulfillment,” said Karen Matthews, Director of Vocation and Career Services at Reinhardt University.
For the first time ever, the Cherokee Career Expo will feature services for U.S. military personnel. Hire Heroes USA, an organization dedicated to helping U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses succeed in the civilian workforce, will be onsite to provide information about their free, personalized employment services.
Prior to the expo, the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Passport to Employment event on February 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Chamber office located at 3605 Marietta Highway in Canton. Open to the public, this free event provides individualized assistance with resume building, interviewing tips, and job search strategies. For more information, visit www.CherokeeChamber.com.
“Passport to Employment is an excellent way for the Chamber to partner with the community in order to assist with workforce preparedness. “The Cherokee Career Expo will move the job candidate one step further in their employment search where they can share their updated resume with potential local employers,” said Chamber Board Chair John Barker, owner of Delphi Global Technology.”
For more information about the Cherokee Career Expo and a full list of participating employers, visit cherokeega.org/career-expo/. Candidates should bring resumes and dress for success.