ATLANTA — State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center will assist Shorter College with a job fair for employers and job seekers in the area.

The job fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forum, located at 2 Government Plaza in Rome.

“Our job fairs and career expos have long proven to be effective tools for matching good employers with qualified job seekers,” said Commissioner Thurmond. “I encourage job seekers to attend and take full advantage of the resources that will be available at this job fair, as well as those at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center.”

The event will feature about 60 employers. Some will be hiring, while others will be discussing possible future employment opportunities with the job seekers and other organizations will be providing educational and other resources. Applicants should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for available job openings.

Employers expected to participate in the event include: AFLAC, Arbonne, Avon, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Floyd County government, Floyd County Schools, Floyd Medical Center, Gordon Hospital, Hampton Inn/Comfort Suites, Identity Theft Business Solutions, IPD, Attorney at Law John Gunn, Kelly Services, Kroger, Lowe’s Companies, Mandura, Mercy Senior Care, Miura Manufacturing America, News Publishing Company, Now and Forever-Your Franchise, Npursuit LLC, Primerica Financial Services, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Right Choice Staffing, River City Bank, Rodan and Fields Dermatologists, Rome Radio Partners, Rudy’s European Auto Repair, Sam’s Club, Second Chance Placement Service, Soho Office, Southern Company, Success Unlimited, Tupperware, UHS Pruitt Corporation, U.S. Navy, U.S. Social Security Administration, Wachovia Bank, Waddell and Reed Financial, Walgreen’s, and WKNG Radio.

While the event is open to the public, employers and job seekers must be registered to attend. Registration is through the Internet at

For additional information, contact the Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center at (706) 295-6051.