GCO announces job fair in Norcross on Feb. 5



NORCROSS, GA—The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) will host a job fair on Feb. 5,10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Summerour Middle School, 321 Price Place N.W., Norcross.
Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet regional employers hiring for full- and part-time positions. Job-seekers also will have a chance to connect with employers after the event. In addition to employers, a number of service providers will be at the event, offering help with mental health, food insecurity, homelessness, and healthy relationships.

“Our local economy is booming but thousands of our neighbors remain sidelined by the pandemic in the search for work and self-sufficiency,” said 
Jace Brooks, director of GCO’s Better Work Gwinnett Initiative. “Now is the perfect time to get back to work, with labor shortages across industries and thousands of well-paying jobs available. Events like this job fair—where neighbors help neighbors—closely align with the mission of the Georgia Center for Opportunity.”

The job fair is made possible through a collaboration between GCO and Summerour Middle School, in addition to numerous partner organizations, including Hire Dynamics, First Step Staffing, Atlanta Flooring Design Centers, and EPI Breads, Hilton Head Hotel, and Marriott Atlanta Peachtree Corners, among others. This job fair is also primarily sponsored by the GCO Family Team and BETTER WORK Gwinnett, a collaborative initiative designed to connect job seekers more effectively to locally available jobs. Services include employment mentoring, job preparation skills, and connection to counseling and support services.

The partnership with Summerour Middle School called for a unique solution to help families within the school, many of whom are facing economic and relational pressures and need a helping hand.

“It is said that schools make great communities and great communities make great schools. One thing this pandemic has taught us is that we must work together to support one another and find ways to serve our community,” said 
Summerour Middle School Principal Natalie Looney. “In order to fulfill this vision for our students, we need partners who are invested in our kids and their families. Together, we can do so much more.”

“Whether you’re actively job seeking or you’ve just landed the job of your dreams, your personal finances can play a big part in your success,” said Tara Alderete, director of Enterprise Learning at Money Management International (MMI). “Here, at MMI, we look forward to connecting and sharing tools and information to help you achieve your personal financial goals.”

“At Hire Dynamics, we’re in the business of fulfillment,” said Joe Perrotta, senior branch manager at Hire Dynamics. “We’re not just talking about jobs, but we do that, too. We’re talking about people and what they want to achieve. When you’re fulfilled, you’re happy. When you’re happy, you do your best work, helping individuals, companies, and communities thrive.”

 Job-seekers and employers, may register for the event here: https://georgiaopportunity.org/better-work-gwinnett-job-fair


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