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Five people conducting interviews at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 24 at the USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus give a few tips on things to do -- and not to do -- when applying for a job.
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Five people conducting interviews at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 24 at the USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus give a few tips on things to do -- and not to do -- when applying for a job.

A job fair being held by Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers is scheduled for Aug. 16 at Harris County High School, about 30 minutes north of Columbus.

The Goodwill Industries affiliate based in Columbus said Monday the job fair will take place 4 to 8 p.m., with more than 100 positions needing to be filled by employers. The high school is located at 8281 Ga. Hwy. 116 in Hamilton, Ga. The Harris County Chamber of Commerce also is hosting the fair.

Goodwill said employers scheduled to be at the event include:

U.S. Army

Pratt & Whitney

Callaway Gardens

KeyBridge Technologies

Coca-Cola

Aflac

Zoe Pediatrics

TSYS

Goldens’

Afni

BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia

Georgia Power

Spherion Staffing Services

Koch Foods

Hospital Authority of Columbus

Surge Staffing

Staffing Connections

Health Care Staffing Inc.

1 On 1 Staffing Agency

SSC Services for Education

The job fair will occur with the Columbus metro area unemployment rate at 5.1 percent in June, which is up from 4.4 percent in May, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The agency said the local area lost 100 jobs in June, with a total now at 122,500.

The Columbus metro area includes the Georgia counties of Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee and Marion, and Russell County in Alabama. The labor agency.

Goodwill said those attending the event should bring copies of their resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. For more information, call 706-256-1837.

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