ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Several big employers are looking for nearly 70 people to fill jobs at a hiring fair in Ashburn.
One of the biggest business projects to come to Ashburn in recent years, the Flash Foods Travel Center, is among those employers.
That business has around 30 jobs open. Managers said Monday they hope to have those positions filled by next week.
Flash Foods is at the hiring fair at the Turner County Civic Center along with other businesses hoping to find quality people to put to work.
The travel center's progress is visible off Interstate 75 in Ashburn.
"There's been a lot that's gone on the last month," said Turner Co. Development Authority Director Stevi Thompson.
The center is set to open December 31, so managers are in crunch time to find staff members.
Open positions include an assistant manager, sales associates, deli/bakery positions, and a deli manager position.
So far, around 100 people have applied for the open jobs, but leaders still want to meet people and find the most qualified candidates.
The staff will train in Tifton starting next week until the store is ready to open up in a little less than two months.
Thompson said Monday that the center is expected to bring a huge economic impact to the city.
"We're hoping to get a lot of people off the road," said Thompson. "We're hoping they're going to spend some time in Ashburn an Turner county, see what we have to offer, and spend their money here as well."
That impact could equal up to $15 million that will go back into the city and county budgets.
Along with Flash Foods, Suncrest Stone, Phoenix Wood Products, Pruitt Health and other employers are also looking to fill some open jobs through Ashburn's hiring fair.
It's open to the public at the Turner Co. Civic Center Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information on the hiring fair, call (229) 567-9696.
Flash Foods will also host an open interview process from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 14.
It will be held at the Ashburn-Turner Co. Chamber of Commerce. You're asked to apply online first here, and bring a social security card and an unexpired driver's license as well.