August 14, 2019: Opportunity ATL Job & Resource Fair

With over 980 attendees and 35 local and national employers looking to fill over 1,600 positions, the event was a great success for both employers and jobseekers:

  • 3,275 connections made between attendees and recruiters

  • 750 on-the-spot interviews conducted

  • 150 jobs offered on-site

  • 80 attendees hired by one employer

  • 302 attendees signed up for training and services

  • 107 professional coats given to attendees by Goodwill of North Georgia

  • 111 attendees registered to vote

 
Youth Summit

Youth Summit

May 11, 2019: Youth Summit

69 Youth participated in a half-day employment readiness workshop with industry experts representing IT, Construction, and Healthcare and service providers from JUMMA, WorkSource Fulton, Atlanta Tech, and CEFGA. There were a total of 4 workshops available for the youth to attend.

  • Career Development:

  • Financial Literacy

  • Mentoring: Choosing a mentor; Power Five; Mentoring relationship cycle

  • Networking: How networking benefits you; How to network in four easy steps

 

April 17, 2019: Washington High School Job & Resource Fair

In partnership with Washington High School and Georgia State University’s Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence; we piloted a program to help students learn about the short-term training that leads to quality jobs and employers with job opportunities that lead to careers.

The pilot consisted of three Industry Insight Sessions and concluded with a Job and Resource Fair that included 13 employers and 9 support service and training providers. Delta, Haverty’s, FedEx, Southern Company, UPS, Kaiser, WellStar, and State Farm were a few of the employers that participated. Over 100 seniors from WHS too part in the insight sessions and fair.

 

October 16, 2018: Opportunity ATL Job & Resource Fair

Nearly 300 jobseekers attended the October 16 Fair! With 40 employers and support service and training providers participating, the outcomes were wonderful:

  • 799 connections made between attendees and recruiters

  • 431 connections made between resource providers and attendees

  • 10 on-site interviews conducted

  • 195 Follow up interviews scheduled/conducted, or attendees shortlisted by employers

  • 69 attendees obtained jobs as a result of the fair