Lineup of 85 companies, organizations set for Feb. 14 career and job expo in Columbus

It could be a Valentine’s Day to remember for those seeking a job in the Chattahoochee Valley.

A career and job expo, hosted by Clear Channel Radio, will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Columbus Trade and Convention Center, 801 Front Ave.

So far, about 85 companies, colleges and resource agencies have committed to be at the event, which takes place with the Columbus metro area unemployment rate currently at 9 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor and Columbus Technical College are helping with the job fair, with those attending encouraged to dress appropriately for possible on-the-spot interviews and to bring along lots of résumés.

Any employers wishing to attend the expo should contact the department’s Columbus Career Center at 706-649-7423 and ask for Albert Lee, Anthony Walden or Isaac Williams Jr.

Companies and organizations that will be at the job fair include:

Army Air Force Exchange Service, Aaron Sales and Lease, Aflac, Afni, Alabama Department of Labor, American General, American Truck Driving Academy, Argosy University, Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta Electrical Contractors,

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Care Master Medical, Fort Benning Civilian Personnel Office, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Coleman American Allied Moving, Columbus Consolidated Government, Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Columbus Technical College, Cott Beverages, Chattahoochee Valley Community College,

DeVry University, Elwood Staffing, Experience Works, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation, Georgia Driving Academy, Georgia Military College, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Grantham University, Groome Transportation, Gwinnett County Police Department,

Iljin Alabama Corp., Imery’s, Integra Business Alternatives, IT Works, L&S Services, LaGrange Police Department, Muscogee County School District, National Payment Solutions, NCR Corp., Panasonic Energy Corp., Randstad-In House Services, Russell County Sheriff’s Department, S M Resources Corp., SERCO-NA, Staffing Solutions,

The Hughston Clinic, Transcor America, Troy University, TSYS, Tucker Communications, Turner Construction Co., University of Phoenix, URS Federal Services, Veterans Affairs, Walden University, Wells Fargo Bank and Wyotech.