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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In these tough economic times, many companies are cutting back on their workforce. But one company is looking to add dozens of new employees in Southwest Georgia.
We caught up with Dewey Johnson and Stephanie Knox at one of their recruiting events. Dewey has been out of a job for a while.
"I've been unemployed since April," he said.
Stephanie is a senior at Albany State University. When does she graduate?
"December," she said.
But despite their vastly different backgrounds, they do have one thing in common...
"I'm looking for employment," Knox said.
For them, like so many others in South Georgia, it's been a long - and at times frustrating - search. They've both put resumes everywhere, including online.
"I go to snag-a-job dot com. I go to hot jobs at yahoo dot com. I'm everywhere," Johnson said.
But it was a decidedly low tech method of job posting that caught Stephanie's attention.
"I saw the flyer in Wal-Mart," she said.
What she saw was a posting for jobs at Liberty National Insurance Company. After hearing about the positions open at Liberty National, our job seekers came to the Albany Chamber of Commerce to meet with local company officials.
Liberty is bucking the recent job trends.
"We have a nationwide hiring event going on today (Wednesday). We're trying to expand," said Rodney Scott, Albany Branch Manager for Liberty National Insurance Company.
To do that, they're hosting events like the one Wednesday at the chamber. Participants watched a short presentation and filled out some paperwork. Neither Dewey nor Stephanie have sold insurance before, but Scott says that's not a problem.
"We look for people with little or no experience, because we don't have to untrain them from other job experiences they've had," Scott said.
If they're hired, both Stephanie and Dewey can expect to get started quickly.
According to Scott, "we start training day one."
And if they make the grade, they'll be hoping to ensure a solid working career for themselves.