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KIA job seekers apply at Fountain City Expo/Job Fair

Georgia Department of Labor NEWS RELEASE

ATLANTA - The Fountain City Classic Career Expo and Job Fair tomorrow in Columbus will provide assistance for job seekers who want to apply for jobs with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) of West Point.

The event will be held Friday, Nov. 6, from 1-5 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, located at 801 Front Ave.

"The labor department will provide computers with Internet access at the expo and job fair for those who would like to apply for production or maintenance jobs at the Kia Motors plant in West Point," said State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond. "We will have staff available to assist applicants in completing the online application."

Earlier this week KMMG opened its second wave of hiring. All applications must be submitted online. Those interested in applying at the expo and job fair should be prepared to provide details about their education, training and work history.

Approximately 70 employers will participate in the event, as will resource and community service providers. Among them will be educational institutions and technical colleges whose representatives will provide information about education and training opportunities.

The labor department has secured 550 additional parking spaces that will be available at no cost to the attendees. The parking is located in the City of Columbus Rivercenter Parking Garage at 919 Front Ave. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor, WTVM News Leader 9, and the Fountain City Classic, Inc.

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