Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced that Georgia Piedmont Technical College – Newton Campus and the economic development offices of Newton, Morgan, Walton, Jasper, and Greene counties will host their second annual job fair on Friday, October 5th. Building on last year’s success, which drew hundreds of applicants from around the area, the 2018 Regional Job Fair will connect job seekers with local employers in the fields of manufacturing, film and entertainment, public safety, local government, bio-pharma, high-technology, and distribution. Additionally, it will feature a “company highlight” room for job seekers to learn more about the companies to which they will apply and information regarding relocation assistance, while also offering free continuing-education workshops throughout the day.

“This regional event will bring together community talent and more than 50 employers offering hundreds of jobs,” said Congressman Hice. “Whether you’re looking for a fresh start or just beginning a career, this is the place to be. I wholeheartedly believe that the 10th District is a special place, and I’m particularly proud of this community and the regional partnerships that have helped to ensure that the I-20 corridor is a great place to do business and a powerful force in Georgia.”

“The 2018 Regional Job Fair is going to highlight the outstanding job opportunities east of Atlanta representing Greene, Jasper, Newton, Morgan, Rockdale, and Walton counties,” said Serra Hall, senior project manager for the Newton/Covington Office of Economic Development. “Our diverse companies provide opportunities for all different skill sets. We are happy to announce that the job fair vendors have jobs that range from entry level to the senior executive status. We are looking forward to hundreds of jobs being available by incredible companies.”

New this year, the job fair will feature 20-25 minute workshops on resume writing, interview skills, dressing for success, soft skills, and goal setting. These sessions are open to everyone who attends the event.

“Employment candidates will find a wealth of exciting career opportunities and free workshops at this job fair,” said Dr. Irvin Clark, vice president of economic development and dean of the Newton campus. “A variety of employers will be eager to hire in a wide range of fields. Events such as this are designed to connect the region’s talented workers with employers who are looking to place candidates at all skill levels,” he said. “By offering free workshops, Georgia Piedmont is preparing candidates to successfully secure job interviews and career opportunities. Hosting this job fair is a critical part of Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s commitment to help strengthen the local economy,” Clark concluded.

The job fair will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Building D, located at 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway in Covington. There is no fee to participate and advance registration is not required. For more information, including a list of employers who will be present, visit

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 economy. In August 2016, the Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Georgia Piedmont among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment. GPTC’s graduation rate, as reported by the Technical College System of Georgia in its 2017 annual Benchmark and Supplemental Reports, is more than 82 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 99.5 percent total job placement rate. Serving more than 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is the second largest in the state. The college has seven learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, and Rockdale 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 Dr. Perrin Alford, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1231, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Lolita Morrison, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1210, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-157 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at