WOODSTOCK, GA – On Wednesday, March 15, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in partnership with Georgia Department of Labor will host the third annual Cherokee County Career Expo. The event will take place from 2 until 6 pm at the Northside Cherokee Conference Center, located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114.  36 of Cherokee’s largest employers will be on-hand looking to fill more than 330 career opportunities.

Employers including Chart Industries, Northside Hospital-Cherokee, Universal Alloy Corporation, Jaipur Living, Oechsler Motion (adidas SPEEDFACTORY), Papa Johns and many others will be represented at this year’s Expo.  The career opportunities range from health care, engineering, project management, sales and customer service to administration, finance and manufacturing positions.  For a complete listing of participating employers and open positions visit COED’s website at http://www.cherokeega.org/cherokee-career-expo/.

The Expo is the perfect place for high school or college graduates to find their first job.  But it is also for those Cherokee residents that simply want to start a new career closer to home.  “With the addition of new companies as well as our expanding industries, Cherokee County is a natural location for our residents to look for positions,” said Marshall Day, COED Chairman.  “Our employers creating jobs here, empower residents to eliminate their daily commute and a lot of unnecessary stress.”

“What excites me about this year’s Expo, is that longtime existing industries such as LAT Apparel will be represented, as well as new companies like Yanmar will be looking to hire Cherokee’s talented workforce.  Since 78 percent of Cherokee’s residents commute to work out of the county every day, this is the perfect opportunity for those individuals to meet the employers closer to home and learn more about their organization.  Our goal is to help our residents get hours back with home and family,” said COED President Misti Martin.

The Cherokee Office of Economic Development, through the Career Expos, has assisted over 1,300 individuals in their job-seeking endeavors.

Resume assistance will be available beginning at 1 pm provided by Reinhardt University and Chattahoochee Technical College’s career services centers. Employers will begin meeting job seekers at 2 pm.  Candidates should dress for success and bring resumes.

It’s time for Cherokee residents to #ForgetTheCommute and start new career opportunities closer to home.

For more information, visit www.cherokeega.org.