Job fair, health fair, veterans’ seminar offered this week

A job fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Kirbo Center, on the campus of Bainbridge State College.

The job fair will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. next Wednesday and is free and open to all.

A number of local employers and organizations will be represented at the job fair, including staff from the Georgia Department of Labor’s Career Center in Bainbridge.

Here is the list of businesses participating in the job fair:

  • Wal-Mart
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Pioneer Community Hospital of Early
  • Koyo Bearings/JTEKT
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Action Med Personnel
  • Memorial Hospital & Manor
  • Bainbridge Manufacturing, LLC
  • Metro Power, Inc
  • New Hire Solutions
  • Miller County Hospital
  • Cooper’s Heating & Air
  • Oil Dri

The Georgia Department of Labor Bainbridge Career Center offers a wide range of services to both job seekers and employers. You can visit the career center at 310 S. Scott Street in Bainbridge or call (229) 246-2618.

You can also find job-seeker and employer resources online at the Georgia Department of Labor’s website.

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Thomas University to hold career seminar for veterans on Wednesday

When transitioning from the military back into civilian life, sometimes veterans need help choosing the right career path. Thomas University will hold a seminar next week for veterans to help with those issues.

The TU Career Center will hold the seminar at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom, which is located inside Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Main Campus.

Presenting the seminar will be Dr. Gary Bonvillian, TU President and combat veteran in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam, along with David Barnett, Director of the TU Career Center. The workshop will cover topics including how to transfer military skills to civilian life, developing lifelong career strategies and TU services specifically for veterans.

All veterans are welcome to attend, according to TU officials.

For more information, contact Barnett at

Health fair to be held in Cairo on Thursday

Being healthy takes some effort, but the results will make a difference for families. Wal-Mart and Grady General Hospital have joined forces with local organizations to present a free health fair so the citizens of Grady County will have access to essential health services for all ages and needs.

The fair will take place at Wal-Mart in Cairo on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Maintaining good health means more than just an annual doctor visit. The resource organizations at this health fair will offer information to help visitors prevent health problems and deal with chronic issues.

On hand will be free screenings and educational information.

Participating agencies are: Grady General Hospital (proper hand hygiene, medication management and medication cards), Georgia Farm Worker Clinic (blood pressure, heart rate, body mass index, height and weight, and HIV), Spinal and Nerve Institute (spinal assessments, education), Well Care of Georgia (insurance to low income families), Grady County Health Dept. (tobacco cessation, breast cancer education), Right from the Start Medicaid (education on insurance to low income families), Fitness Life (daily physical exercise), SBZ Counseling Services (mental and behavior therapy services), Grady Family Connection, Next Step Care Management (delivered meals, personal care/chore services, transportation, etc.), Bain (peer support advocacy for independent living skills), Georgia Cares (SouthWest GA Council on Aging), Grady General Hospital/Morrison’s Heath Care dietician, The Pregnancy Center of Cairo (free pregnancy tests), Peachstate, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Spring Creek Health Care, SOWGA Council on Aging, Amerigroup, Department of Family and Children’s Services, Wal-Mart vision center (vision exams), Wal-Mart pharmacist (answer medication questions).

(The health fair information was originally published in the Cairo Messenger)

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