The CBC wants to put People back to work!

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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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