Georgia Public Broadcasting is teaming with
the Georgia Department of Labor to provide programming on GPB Radio and
GPB Television to aid Georgians with job search resources and
strategies. Also, GPB TV will partner with Albany, Georgia television
station WALB-TV10 again to simulcast Job Fair 2007, which will originate from Atlanta and Albany
"We partner with the Department of Labor to produce Jobs in Georgia and Job Fair
for our radio and television networks each year because we know the
programs provide valuable opportunities for Georgians," said GPB
Executive Director Nancy Hall. "Last year, 2,800 people called in and
talked directly with a job counselor. We're proud that GPB can provide
this important service for the state."
On Friday, June 22, at 3 PM, GPB Radio will present Jobs in Georgia: A Special Call-In.
The program will be simulcast over WCLK-FM 91.9 in Atlanta. Hosted by
GPB Radio's Rickey Bevington, the program features State Labor
Commissioner Michael Thurmond and other representatives from the
Department of Labor who will take calls and answer listener questions
about Georgia's economy and the current state of the job market. The
program will also provide important information about issues including
unemployment insurance and vocational rehabilitation. Tune in to find
out about the best employment resources, free education programs, the
latest tips for job hunting and much more. The toll-free telephone number for listeners to call during the program is 1-866-RADIOGA (1.866.723.4642). Jobs in Georgia will encore on GPB Radio Sunday, June 24 at 10 AM.
Job Fair 2007 will air live Sunday, June 24, 2 - 4 PM,
and will be hosted by Mike Kavanagh of WSB Radio, and Karla Heath-Sands
of WALB-TV. Other celebrities scheduled to participate in the broadcast
are Rhubarb Jones, of Atlanta's Eagle 106.7 FM; Jim Wallace and Ruthie
Garner, both of WALB-TV; Rickey Bevington of GPB Radio; Aungelique
Proctor of Atlanta's FOX 5-TV; and Silas Alexander of Atlanta?s 102.5
State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said, "Job Fair 2007
will give viewers an excellent opportunity to better understand the
services available through the Georgia Department of Labor, its
workforce partners, and Georgia's statewide employment security system.
Viewers will also learn about the department's listings of hundreds of
job openings available throughout the state. At the Georgia Department
of Labor, we believe that there is a job for every Georgian and a
Georgian for every job."
Job Fair 2007 will feature stories on how the
Department of Labor is assisting victims of this spring's tornadoes in
the Americus area and how it is working in other communities that have
sustained mass layoffs due to business relocations or closures. Job Fair 2007
will showcase the department's Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for
Rehabilitation (RWSIR) and Georgia Industries for the Blind and how
they are helping people with disabilities to lead productive,
self-supportive lives. The department's services to youth, which help
make it possible for thousands of Georgia youth to have summer
employment, will also be featured.
Among the guests scheduled to appear on Job Fair 2007 are
economist Kenneth Heaghney, research professor of economics at Georgia
State University's Andrew Young School of Public Policy; Willie Adams,
M.D., mayor of Albany; State Rep. Winfred Dukes, Albany; and Greg
Schmieg, executive director of RWSIR.
"WALB is very happy to continue to support the Georgia
Department of Labor in this annual commitment to employment
opportunities across Georgia, and thrilled to
have DOL Commissioner Michael Thurmond hosting portions of the Job Fair
from South Georgia," said WALB-TV10 General Manager Jim Wilcox.
Career experts will be available in Atlanta and Albany to
answer questions from viewers who wish to call during the job fair.
Viewers may also ask questions and receive immediate answers over the
Internet. Job Fair 2007 will be Webcast, which will allow
people to watch over the Internet. To participate in the Webcast, or
ask questions, visit the labor department's web site at
Job Fair 2007 will be re-broadcast Sunday, June 24 during GPB TV's Overnight broadcast schedule at 1 AM
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