SOUTH FORSYTH -- Hundreds of job seekers from around north Georgia brought their resumes and hopeful attitudes to the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center on Tuesday for the Northeast Georgia Career Expo.
“We’re only halfway through and we’ve already had about 500 come through,” said Cindy Morley with the Georgia Department of Labor. “They were waiting outside when we opened the doors this morning.”
The regional event, organized by the labor department in conjunction with the college and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, featured about 80 employers from a wide range of fields attended.
“They all have jobs open and are looking to hire some good people,” Morley said. “One company is looking to fill 100 jobs, while another is looking to fill three, and there’s everything in between.”
George Idle with Digital Interiors in south Forsyth said he was pleased with the local event.
“It’s so much better to have the chance to meet local people face to face,” he said. “… [It] allows you be able to narrow things down more easily.”
Denise Castineras of Forsyth County was hoping to find an administrative position.
“I figured this would be a great place to network,” she said. “It’s a great tool for everyone to get involved together in one area and see what’s out there, because everyone has a different niche and a different technique that they’re using.”
Matt Dean, also a Forsyth resident, said he was looking for any sort of information technology or analysis position.
“I think it’s exciting to be around this many people, this many employers,” he said.
Morley said it seemed both those looking to fill and find jobs were enjoying themselves.
“We want to be able to bring good quality candidates to these employers and so far it seems that’s what we’re doing,” she said.