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    Georgia Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson along with The Congressional Black Caucus are in Atlanta TODAY, with more than 100 companies who are taking resumes, applications and ready to hire. They are at Atlanta Technical College. Registration starts at 8 am. Congressman John Lewis says this jobs event is one of five in major urban cities to help reduce the destructive high unemployment rates. Also concerned, Congressman Hank Johnson who believes targeted initiatives should be discussed to help minority communities. The general unemployment rate in Georgia is 10.1%, but African Americans suffer 16% unemployment. The problem is more staggering when it comes to black males, who suffer 35-45% joblessness. 

    Hope is here. 

    The Congressional Black Caucus “For the People” Jobs Tour –Atlanta, August 18
    Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Hank Johnson, Hosts
    Atlanta Technical College
    1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310 

    What to bring to the event:  

    1. First, bring a great attitude. You have less than 4 seconds to make a first impression. Your attitude is the greatest influence on the impression you make. Solid eye contact and a strong handshake are a must. 

    2.  Bring several copies of your resume on good quality paper. Make sure that you check for grammar and spelling errors. Show that you take the job fair as seriously as the recruiting companies. 

    3.  Depending on the job you’re after, you may wish to bring a portfolio with samples of your work. Bring your sense of flexibility along… there are likely to be many suitable vacancies. 

    4.  Finally, along with a positive attitude, the most important thing to bring is a point of view. That is, think from an employer’s point of view. Companies want to recruit the best staff to drive their companies forward. They’ll be pleased to meet with you to discuss opportunities; however you should be ready to sell yourself to them. 

    Participating Employers

    AES Management Corp 

    Aflac 

    AJ Automotive Group 

    AT&T 

    Atlanta Workforce Development Agency 

    Bell 

    Braxton Educational & Technical Cons. 

    Center for Families & Children 

    Cintas 

    Cleveland Catholic Charities 

    Cleveland Municipal Court 

    Coca Cola 

    Corrections Corp of America 

    Cuyahoga Community College 

    Cuyahoga County 

    Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing 

    Delaware North Company Sport Service 

    Embassy Suites Hotel 

    Employment Connection 

    Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc 

    Farmers Insurance Group 

    Fifth Third Bank 

    First Merit 

    General Electric 

    General Motors 

    Google 

    GrafTech 

    Greater Cleveland RTA 

    Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource Council 

    Green City Growers Cooperative 

    H&R Block 

    Intel 

    Jeanology Clothing Store 

    JPMorgan Chase 

    KeyBank 

    Kraft 

    Lincoln College of Technology 

    Lincoln Electric 

    Louis Stokes VA Medical Center 

    Lowes 

    Magna 

    Marathon Oil 

    Marriott 

    McDonald’s 

    McKesson 

    NewsCorp 

    NextEra Energy, Inc 

    Palladium Health Care 

    PepsiCo 

    Pfizer 

    Pizza Hut 

    Plain Dealer Publishing Co 

    Planned Parenthood 

    Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits 

    Primerica 

    Progressive Insurance 

    Rite Aid Corporation 

    Rosetta 

    Roush Industries 

    Shamrock Staffing 

    Sherwin-Williams 

    Speedway 

    Sprint 

    St. John Medical Center 

    St. Vincent Charity Medical Center 

    Starbucks 

    State Farm 

    SunTrust Bank 

    Target 

    The Federal Metal Company 

    The Lube Stop, Inc 

    The Protective Group, Inc 

    Thermo Fisher Scientific 

    United Credit Education 

    United Rentals 

    United States Marine Corps 

    UPS 

    Urban League of Greater Cleveland 

    US Customs and Border Protection 

    USDA 

    US Coast Guard 

    Vector Technical Inc 

    Verizon 

    Wal-Mart 

    Wayne County Airport Authority 

    Wells Fargo 

    WJBK Fox 2 

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