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May 15, 2008

Thomasville-- Thousands of Georgians are graduating from college this month.  So what kind of job market are they going into?  

Thursday, Southwest Georgia Technical College partnered with the Department of Labor to put on a job fair.  Nearly 40 area employers with job openings showed up hoping to find new workers and lower southwest Georgia's unemployment rate.  Right now it's slightly higher than the state average.

Reps for Southwest Georgia tech say the outlook for their graduates is good.   "As far as the technical college and the technical jobs are concerned, we are a little ahead for the overall state.  What makes us very different is that our majors are needed jobs in the community and so our students many times already have a job before they finish," said Jeanine Long, Director of Career Placement for SWGTC.

The job fair wasn't just for students. Hundreds of people in throughout the area also turned out.

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