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Walton job-seekers can get a ride to event
Job Fair 2017

MONROE, Ga. - A grant will make it easier than ever for people searching for a job to find one.

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education awarded a “minigrant” that will allow Walton County residents to attend the regional job fair in Covington on Oct. 5. More than 50 employers will be on hand at Georgia Piedmont Technical College for an event that saw some attendees get hired on the spot last year.

The Walton County Chamber of Commerce wrote the grant in partnership with the Development Authority of Walton County, Communities In Schools of Walton County, Faith In Serving Humanity and Athens Technical College.

Additionally, grant funding will allow attendees from Walton County to connect with Athens Tech programs as well as receive help with applications and résumés from local professionals on hand to assist throughout the event.

“This grant is allowing the Walton County community to greater benefit from the event,” Dessa Morris, economic development coordinator for the Development Authority, said.

Local companies that will be represented at the job fair include Shire PLC, Walmart Supply Chain and Distribution Center 6055, Dart Container, IsoNova Technologies and Masterack.

Rep. Jody Hice, who has an office in Monroe and represents Walton County, is a partner in the event along with the Development Authority of Walton County and The Covington News.

People who are interested in getting a bus ride to the job fair may call the chamber at 770-267-6594.