Job fair for Bainbridge Shaw employees to be held Thursday

resume_clipartA job fair for employees of Shaw’s Bainbridge Plant 70 will be held at the Kirbo Regional Center on the campus of Bainbridge State College, Thursday August 20, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to connect employers, with these soon to be laid off employees that have years of experience in the manufacturing and administrative fields. A few of the companies registered to attend are Coopers Heating and Cooling of Bainbridge, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, and GT Technology located in Tallahassee, Florida. We think your listeners and readers would like to know the type of services that being provided to this company in this time of transition.

Thursday’s job fair is a Rapid Response Event sponsored by Workforce 44. Thursday’s job fair is limited to the employees of Shaw’s Bainbridge Plant 70 who have been notified they will be laid off by October.

While Thursday’s job is limited to those approximately 267 workers, there are plans being made to hold a community-wide job fair in the near future, according to Rick McCaskill, executive director of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Development Authority.

Te Southwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board, also known as Workforce 44, provides workforce services to businesses and job seekers in the Southwest Georgia region, home to 14 counties (Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Worth) and 44 incorporated cities within them. Rapid Response is a resource operating under funding provided by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which helps businesses with employee hiring, staff restructuring and training. One of our goals is to help laid-off workers get back to work as quickly as possible.

For more information on Workforce 44, visit

Other job seekers can find job listings and career resources at the Georgia Department of Labor’s website, or in person at the Department of Labor’s offices in Bainbridge, Cairo and Thomasville.

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