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Second day of career fair cancelled

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

December 19, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Day two of a career fair at the Goodwill Center in Albany was cancelled.

Staggering and overwhelming response to they job application process was the caused of the cancellation.

As WALB News 10 announced Thursday, an MCLB contractor is looking for 125 workers to put on the payroll by next Saturday.

That news prompted a swarm of job seekers to stand in line for hours today for a shot at a job.

So many of them showed up that the Goodwill Center cancelled Saturday's career fair.

"Because they had actually interviewed over 500 people, there were only 125 positions, so they're closing the interviews for tomorrow," said Drenda Davis-Jackson, Goodwill Career Center.

1,560 people show up and sign in to interview for positions with the contractor.

About 500 people were interviewed today for the AECOM jobs at the base; another 168 were interviewed for Census Bureau positions.

Several hundred were told to return Saturday for interviews, but the Goodwill Center wants you to know those interviews have been cancelled, and you should instead return Monday and drop off your applications.

US Census Bureau Upcoming Test Sites

Goodwill Career Center, December 22, 2008 @ 12PM or 4PM.

Carver Gym, December 30, 2008 @ 9:30AM or 2PM.

Goodwill Career Center, December 30, 2008 @ 10AM or 5PM.

Call 1-(866) 861-2010 to reserve a seat.

Must Be at least 18yrs. old with two pieces of identification.

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