South GA job seekers still facing a tough job market - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

South GA job seekers still facing a tough job market

Dominique Miller Dominique Miller
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Some South Georgia job seekers said Wednesday there were jobs available in South Georgia...but landing them was tough.

The Goodwill Career Center in Valdosta held a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.  Around 10 businesses and organizations were on hand to answer questions and provide information about their company for the job seekers.

Dominique Miller said he had been looking for a job for about a year while in college but there was a lot of competition, especially during the Summer.

"College students and the people that come fresh out of high school, they're tryin' to find a job also," Miller expressed. "I've been stayin' pretty confident the whole time I've been lookin'. I've always been a confident person, so I think that's helpin' me along the way."

According to the Georgia Department of Labor, as of Wednesday the latest numbers showed the state's unemployment rate to be 6.3%. The national unemployment rate was listed at 5.5%.

Copyright 2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Cleanup efforts on hold after second Downtown sewage spill

    Cleanup efforts on hold after second Downtown sewage spill

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:03:28 GMT
    The cleanup efforts after a second sewage spill for the Flint River in Downtown Albany are uncertain at this time. (Source: WALB)The cleanup efforts after a second sewage spill for the Flint River in Downtown Albany are uncertain at this time. (Source: WALB)

    The cleanup efforts after a second sewage spill for the Flint River in Downtown Albany are uncertain at this time.  Jacobs, the company responsible for the pumps said in a statement they hope to bring in a third party source to help access the damage.  

    More >>

    The cleanup efforts after a second sewage spill for the Flint River in Downtown Albany are uncertain at this time.  Jacobs, the company responsible for the pumps said in a statement they hope to bring in a third party source to help access the damage.  

    More >>
  • Moultrie Police Department swore in new officer

    Moultrie Police Department swore in new officer

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:50:40 GMT
    Where Joshua Childs was sworn in (SOURCE: WALB)Where Joshua Childs was sworn in (SOURCE: WALB)
    Where Joshua Childs was sworn in (SOURCE: WALB)Where Joshua Childs was sworn in (SOURCE: WALB)

    The Moultrie Police Department continues to struggle with keeping officers but, have recently sworn in three.

    More >>

    The Moultrie Police Department continues to struggle with keeping officers but, have recently sworn in three.

    More >>
  • Sewage spill impacts downtown businesses

    Sewage spill impacts downtown businesses

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:49:05 GMT
    The second sewage spill comes just weeks after the first one. (Source: WALB)The second sewage spill comes just weeks after the first one. (Source: WALB)
    The second sewage spill comes just weeks after the first one. (Source: WALB)The second sewage spill comes just weeks after the first one. (Source: WALB)

    We are not sure if workers will return to the Flint River, to continue clean up efforts after a second sewage spill into the water way. Jacobs, the company responsible for the pumps, said in a statement they hope to bring in a third-party source in to assess the damage.  

    More >>

    We are not sure if workers will return to the Flint River, to continue clean up efforts after a second sewage spill into the water way. Jacobs, the company responsible for the pumps, said in a statement they hope to bring in a third-party source in to assess the damage.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly