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GDOL to host the 2017 Veterans Career Fair in Covington

April 27, 2017

Job seekers in the Covington area will have the opportunity to meet with about 20 employers with jobs to fill during the 2017 Veterans Career Fair.

The career fair is being co-sponsored by The Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) Covington Career Center, Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and the Covington Area Employer Committee.

There will be two sessions held on Thursday, May 11, at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College located at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington. The first will be open to veterans from 9- 9:30 a.m., and the second will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Employers who have already registered for the career fair include: Anthony International, Ark Temp Staffing LLC, Astro Plastic, C.R. Bard, Dart Container, Employer Solutions, Express Employment Pros, General Mills, Georgia-Pacific, Heavy Equipment College, Hire Dynamics, Hitachi Automotive, J.M.A. Placement, Leggett & Platt, Newton County 911, Newton County Sheriff Department, Oldcastle Building Envelope, Pratt Industries, ProLogistix/Resource MFG, Rock Staffing, Rockdale County Sheriff Department and Wagner Service Solutions.

To learn more information about the jobs, or to apply online, visit to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.

For more information about the career fair, contact the GDOL's Covington Career Center at (770) 784-2455. The career center, located at 7249 Industrial Blvd. N.E., is open to serve the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers, and to connect with us on social media.

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.