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October 10, 2007

Albany--The latest statistics show that Albany's unemployment rate currently stands at 5.1 percent, that's slightly higher than the state's rate.  If you're a part of those statistics, help is on the way.  On Thursday, Albany Technical College will kick off it's annual fall career fair.

The career fair will take place at the Kirkland Conference Center from 9 AM to 12 PM.  This event is open to the public, so you don't have to be a student to attend.

More than 45 southwest Georgia employers will take part in the career fair.

The event will give jobseekers a chance to speak with employers and learn about the various companies and career opportunities available to them.

Many of the companies participating in Thursday's event are looking to fill positions within the company.

Organizers say in the past, the career fair has usually attracted about 500 people looking for jobs. They hope to attract even more this year.

"We just ask that jobseekers come prepared. Bring a resume. Make sure you're dressed professionally. And be prepared to share information about themselves. Create that sixty second commercial to sell themselves," says Judy Jimmerson, director of career services.

Here are the companies participating in Thursday's career fair:

No.

Company Name

Albany ARC

Albany Area Primary Health Care

Albany Fire Department

Avon Products

Cherokee Sheriff Office

Chick-fil-A Drive-thru

Dougherty County BOE

DSI Security Services

Equity Group Georgia Division

GA Dept. of Corrections (Autry)

GA Dept. of Corrections (Calhoun)

GA Dept. of Labor VR

GA Dept. of Labor

GA Forestry Commission

H & R Block

Hamilton Relay

Home Depot, The

Kelly Services

Lee State Prison

Lowes Home Centers, Inc.

Marine Corp Logistics Base EEO

Marine & Family Services

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Office of Child Support Services

Phoebe Putney Hospital

Procter & Gamble CDC

Senior Life Insurance Company

Smartronix

Southern Home Care Services

Southern Nuclear

Sowega-Ahec

Sowega Tax Service

Teleperformance

The Phoenix Group

Turner Job Corps Center

University of Phoenix

U. S.  Air Force

USDA_FSA

Wal-Mart

Zavata, Inc.

GA Army National Guard

Waffle House

DeVry University

Toys-R-Us

DBI & Associates

Troy State University

MasterFoods

Southwest Health District

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