Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -
While the unemployment statistics may look promising, how is it for those on the front lines?
"This looks like one of the bigger crowds that we've had as far as the employers coming and wanting people to fill out applications. We hope it's a turn in the job market. It looks promising anyway," said SWGA Employer Committee Chair Marjorie Mayfield.
Hundreds of jobseekers flocked to the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College Thursday to start, continue, or change their career.
"It's kind of a win-win for the employer and the jobseeker. Where else can you go to have 50 to 100 companies in one room. So as a jobseeker you have access to all of these employers here," said Career Expo Coordinator Mel Wages.
"We are looking for good employees. Looking for other clients that need good employees. And other companies that need someone to help them with their payroll," said Ambassador Staffing Coordinator Georgia Battles.
And the jobseekers we spoke with were optimistic.
"It's been pretty good. I got a lot of potential jobs in there that I'm going to fill out applications for, turn them in, and hope for the best," said Jobseeker Brent Enfinger
Enfinger says meeting the employers in person can give people like him a leg up. "It was nice because they were very up front with you. Looked you in the eye and were able to tell you exactly why they were here, what they offered and it was very informative."
The Department of Labor was also offering free jobseeker resources today including resume and interviewing tips.
Southwest Georgia Technical College will host their annual job fair February 21st.