October 24, 2012

Editorial: Dalton job seekers should go to trade center event

In today’s economy, those looking for work need every edge they can get, especially in the metro Dalton area, where unemployment stands above 11 percent.

So how much would you pay to have your resume reviewed by an expert who’ll tell you how to improve it to catch the eye of employers? How much would you pay to have someone coach you on job interview skills or how to use the Internet to find a job?

Well, you can find all of that and more today at the trade center from 1 to 8 p.m. And you won’t have to pay a cent for any of it.

Today is the final day of the Job Readiness Kick Off Talent Attraction, a joint project of the Georgia Department of Labor, Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority, the city of Dalton, Whitfield County government, the Chatsworth-Murray County Chamber of Commerce and members of the Murray County and Whitfield County faith community.

The goal is to provide local workers with the skills they need to make themselves stand out to employers. Those who take part in this event will get preferential treatment at the big jobs expo that will be held at the trade center on Dec. 5. They’ll get the first chance to meet with representatives from local companies that have jobs to fill.

But even if you don’t plan on going to the Dec. 5 expo, attending today’s event could pay off in your job search. In addition to helping make you more attractive to employers, today’s event features representatives from state and federal agencies who can provide those out of work with resources that can help sustain them while they look for work.

So if you need a job and didn’t attend the first two days of this event, we encourage you to go today. And if you know someone who is looking for work, please let them know what’s going on today at the trade center.

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