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
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.
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