ATLANTA – Job seekers in northwest Georgia will have excellent opportunities to get a job from among more than 2,000 jobs being offered by employers at a career expo in Catoosa County Thursday, April 2.

The Northwest Georgia Career Expo, which will feature about 90 employers, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.

Hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend the expo co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor and the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners.

The expo is designed to provide opportunities for employers and job seekers in the 15-county area of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.

Participating employers include: Ashley Construction, Audia Group, Beaulieu America, Belhaven University, BFS USA, LLC, Big Lots, BI-LO, Brightstar Care of Chattanooga, Caraustar Industries, Catoosa County Board of Commissioners, Cedar Creek Trucking, Chattanooga College, Chattanooga Labeling Systems, Convergy’s, Complete Cash, Dalton State College, Doehler North America, Inc., Erin Crane State Farm, Express Employment Professionals, FieldTurf A Tarkett Sports Company, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Economic Development–Tourism, Georgia Mountains Health Community Healthcorps, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Georgia-Pacific Lumber, Globe Chemical Co., Inc., Goddard Mason Executive Search, Hayes State Prison, HealthCare Staffing, Inc., Herzing University, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Home Deport – several locations, Home Instead Senior Care, Komatsu, Lake Winnepesaukah Amusements, and LegalShield.

Also, Lookout Mountain Community Services, Lowe’s Home Center, Lowe’s of Dalton, Manpower, Mattex USA Manufacturing, LLC, Mercy Care, Miura America Co., Ltd., Modern Woodman, Mohawk Industries, Momentum Telecom, North Georgia EMC, North Georgia Staffing, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Oriental Weavers, Prestige Mills, PrimeCare Nursing Services, Pruitt Health of Shepherd Hills, Pyramid Mouldings, Quality Staffing, Georgia National Guard Rome Armory, Roper Corporation, Rosedale Transport, Rosewood Assisted Living, Ruby Falls, Schneider, See Rock City, LLC, Structural Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco), Shaw Industries, The Jimmy Simpson Foundation, Tandus-Centiva, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, TiDra Staffing, Titan Security Service, Training Center of Northwest Georgia, Transport Leasing Systems, Trinity Rail, TRP Partners, Universal Truckload, US Vinyl, Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, Inc., Walden Security, Walker County Emergency Services, WELF-TV23, Wells Fargo, Whitfield Oil Company, Woodmen of the World, Zaxby’s Ringgold Patterson Food Group, and 2Work Staffing.

Jobseekers should bring plenty of resumes, be prepared to talk with employers, and be sure to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for employment.

For additional information about the expo, contact the GDOL’s Cathy Toles at (404) 274-8687, the Dalton Career Center at (706) 272-2301, or the GDOL’s website at