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Aflac looks for new hires in southwest Georgia

March 11, 2008

Cairo-- American Family Life Assurance Company, better known as Aflac, needs more sales associates, and they hope southwest Georgia is the place to find them.  

Nineteen-year-old Erin Richardson came to the Aflac Recruiting Event today hoping for not just a job change, but a switch to a career.  "I've been working in fast food for a while and it isn't where I want to be. So I came out because I heard about it through a friend," said Richardson.

"The good thing about Aflac is you don't have to have a big degree, you don't have to have a lot of experience. What you have to have is a willingness to come in and go to work," explained Page Lewis, Regional Sales Coordinator for Aflac.  This morning Aflac teamed up with the Georgia Department of Labor for their first recruiting session to fill about 40 job openings for sales associates in southwest Georgia.

"We're only touching less than 10% of the market as it is now. So we're looking for people who can get out there and help us get the word out and represent a wonderful company which is a Fortune 200 company, one of the top 100 in America to work for," said Lewis.  Debra Hancock, Employer Marketing Representative with the Georgia Department of Labor added, "We're hoping that it's a success today and that people obtain jobs from coming to this event."

Turnout for today's session was small, but effective for those who attended.  "It's a lot easier and makes you feel more comfortable, you're in an environment talking to people, you're getting one on one time, talking to the people, knowing who you're dealing with," said Richardson.

"We're going to put the information out, anyone who's interested we're going to have a follow up interview with that person. If they're interested and the hiring managers are interested, we'd love to have them come on board," Lewis said.  He said they feel today was a success and plan to build on it for future recruiting sessions.  Plans are in the works for future Aflac Recruiting sessions in Tifton and Thomasville.




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