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Registration Is Now Open For Colossal Job Fair Aimed At Georgia’s Opportunity Youth

Back in February we told you about the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative coming to Georgia on May 3rd, from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.


The event travels around the country and hosts massive job fairs aimed specifically for those who fall into the “opportunity youth” category, which means they’re 16-24 and are neither in school or working.

This isn’t a typical job fair, however. This one involves some of the biggest names in America—Starbucks, FedEx, Nordstrom to name a few—and it will be conducting interviews and offering jobs on-site.

Yes, you heard that correctly. People will leave the event WITH A JOB.

Last September in Washington D.C. the 100,000 Opportunities hiring event led to more than 1,000 job offers being handed out, for example, and I know those who put the event on want to top that number for Atlanta.

The event goes beyond job interviews, too. Registered attendees will also have access to career development services like interview skills coaching, resume development, tips for dressing for success, job training, mentorship connections, as well as support in educational planning, and more.

Now… you might be wondering why you should register, because it’s not mandatory. Here’s a life tip: When it comes to job and career fairs, if you ever have the chance to pre-register, do it.

For the 100k Opportunities fair, it’s even more important as you will get to schedule your interviews in advance. That means you can schedule them for times that work for you and it lets you know ahead of time what your day looks like rather than figuring it all out in the moment.

Again, you don’t have to register if you don’t want to, but interview slots are limited and they might fill up.

Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce Division within GDEcD. Parrish is a proud product of the public school system of... more