July 12, 2006
Georgia Department of Labor NEWS RELEASE
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that because of a large response the Georgia Department of Labor has changed the location for a mass recruitment scheduled for this week in Columbus.
The department is helping Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) fill more than 300 job openings at the Stewart County Detention Center in Lumpkin. The mass recruitment for CCA is being held Friday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will now be held in rooms 101 and 102 of the Columbus Iron Works, Convention and Trade Center at 900 Front Avenue.
It was originally to be held at the department's Columbus Career Center on Veterans Parkway.
"We are expecting a very large turnout of job seekers and decided to move the recruitment to a larger facility to ensure that we have enough space to accommodate all of them," said Commissioner Thurmond. "I encourage veterans and other job seekers who may be interested in these job openings to take full advantage of these employment opportunities."
CCA will be interviewing for management and supervisory personnel, detention officers, warehouse workers, and health care and food service personnel.
Also, on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the labor department will host a mass recruitment for APEX Homes, a manufacturer of modular homes, at the company's plant at U. S. Highway 280 East and APEX Drive in Richland.
APEX Homes will be trying to fill 150 job openings. The company will be interviewing for administrative personnel, warehouse workers, accountants, final prep finishers, wall builders, window and door installers, sheetrock and drywall workers, cabinet installers, tile layers, wall and roof setters, shipping clerks, framers, electricians' helpers, plumbers' helpers, and welders.
All applicants will be screened to ensue they are qualified for the positions, and selected applicants will be scheduled for interviews by the companies.
For additional information about the mass recruitments, contact Marvin Heath at the Columbus Career Center at (706) 649-7423, the Americus Career Center at (229) 931-2520, or the Albany Career Center at (229) 430-5010.