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November 16, 2007

Thomasville--There was hope on the horizon today for dozens of workers who lost their jobs last month.   When Thomasville Home Furnishings went out of business in October, 87 people were laid off.

Friday, the Department of Labor and Southwest Georgia Technical College held a job fair for them with about a dozen employers to talk to about find new jobs.   Kathy Jarosz, Career Services Director for the college says, "It is our hope that they will all either become re-employed as soon as possible, or take advantage of the opportunities at Southwest Georgia Technical College and upgrade their skills and ultimately become re-employed in a new field." 

While the job fair was held for the former Thomasville Furnishings employees, it was open to the public and the college says many people in the community took advantage of it.

 

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