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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