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ATC hosts career fair

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some South Georgia students were out in the job field today. Albany Technical College hosted their spring career fair. The career fair is what some students may need to find that new job.

Albany Technical College student, Denika McClay has been out of work and job hunting for the past six months. Soon, she will graduate from the school's Dental Assistant program.

She came to Albany Technical College 15th annual career fair to get a jump start on her career after graduation. Being out of work has been difficult, but she knows her hard work will pay off.

"It's kind of upsetting at times, but when I think about it, it could be worse. I am enrolled in school and going for what I want to do. When I get out of school, I can land the job that I'm looking for," said Denika McClay.

She has been to Georgia's Department of Labor and says many of the jobs listed are in other areas, like Atlanta and Valdosta. She says it's discouraging, but she's trying to keep a positive mindset.

"Thinking positive and I do a lot of reading and studying and just surround myself around a lot of positive people," said Denika McClay.

McClay has applied for many of the jobs here and is hoping that she will land a gig soon.

"Within the next 2 to 3 weeks, I should have a job," said Denika McClay.

She left the career fair with some potential job prospects. She says Chick-fil-A is very interested in hiring her and she hopes to hear back from them soon.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Turner Job Corp and Mediacom were some of the companies at career fair.

Here is a list of companies that attended the Career Fair.

 Aerotek

Albany ARC

Albany Fire Department

Albany Police Dept.

Albany St. University

Albany Recruitment P.A.R.C.

Albany Area Employee Committee

Booz Allen Hamilton

Chamberlin

Central Monitoring

Cumulus Media

Do Co Human Resource

Do Co Sheriff Dept

Do. Co. School

GA. Dept Labor

GA. Forestry Comm.

GA Dept of Juvenile Justice

GA National Guard

Goodwill

Keystone

Kohl's

Lowes

Mann Dental Care

Mediacom

MetroPower/Albany Electric/
Albany Pluming

Farm Service

Millercoors

Nightingale

Outdoor Network

PaPa John's Pizza

P& G

P&G Daycare

Palmyra Nursing Home

Peach State

Phoebe Putney

ResCare Homecare

Right from the Start

Rite Aid

Red Lobster

Sam's Club

Senior Life Ins.

Sister Sister Daycare

Sonny's Bar-B-Q

SOWEGA WIA

Tara Foods

Target

TeachGeorgia

Teleperformance

Turner Job Corp

U Save It

Vocational Rehab

Walgreens

 About Albany Technical College

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings.

Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.albanytech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlbanyTech or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlbanyTech.

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