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City of Savannah Job Fair being held Tuesday at Civic Center

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The first-ever City of Savannah sponsored job fair kicked off Tuesday, Feb. 20. Approximately 1,000 people have attended the event so far, according to the mayor's office. 

The event will feature 80 different employers from manufacturing, hospitality, construction and healthcare-related positions. Interviews will be given on the spot, so make sure you dress for success. 

According to Georgia Labor Force, as of December of last year, 7,407 people were without jobs in the Savannah area, which is at 4-percent. Those counties include Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham.

We spoke to Mayor Eddie DeLoach on what this job fair could mean for the Savannah community. 

"We're trying to work our way up the poverty situation in the community. I know it's been going on for years, but now we want to get started and see what we can do to improve that, feel like we can give folks a different place to work, better opportunity, and a move up if they're looking for another job," Mayor DeLoach said. "Say they've been in this job for a period of time and they want opportunity to move up on the ladder and try something new. They'll have 80 companies located in one spot."

The mayor is excited about the job fair and says it could be an opportunity to change someone's life.

The event is free to attend, and will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center.

The following is a list of participating businesses:

  • ABM
  • B&D Burgers
  • Balance Mobile Massage 
  • Belk
  • Bell Cleaning
  • Burger King in Pooler
  • Byrd Cookie Company
  • CAT
  • City of Savannah
  • Coastal Center for Developmental Services
  • Coastal Home Care
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cool Savannah Tours and Gifts
  • Cumulus Savannah
  • Double Tree by Hilton
  • Embassy Suites
  • Enviro Vac
  • Express Staffing
  • Goodwill Industries (Support business)
  • Goose Feathers Café
  • Grifols
  • Grifols Biomat USA
  • Guardian Angels Sitting Service
  • Hampton Inn on Bay St
  • Harmbee House
  • Historic Savannah Carriage Tours
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Image Hotels
  • Imperial Frozen Foods
  • Iron Workers Local #709
  • JC Lewis Ford
  • JCB
  • Kessler Collection
  • Krystal
  • Links at Georgetown
  • Live Oak Restaurant Group
  • Lucky Resorts
  • Lucky Savannah Vacation Rentals
  • McWaters, Inc.
  • Metro | Services
  • Nourish
  • OECI
  • Old Savannah Tours
  • Old Town Trolley Tours
  • Olde Harbour Inn
  • Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt
  • Parkers
  • Perry Lane Hotel
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, & HVAC Local Union #188
  • Pride Pools and Spa
  • River Street Inn
  • Riverview Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • SACK Company
  • Saint Leo University (Support business)
  • Savannah Airport Commission
  • Savannah Electrical Training Alliance
  • Savannah Lodging
  • Savannah Operators & Engineers
  • Savannah Riverboat Cruises
  • Savannah Riverfront Marriott
  • Savannah Tech (Support business)
  • SCCPSS
  • SCORE
  • SERVPRO of Savannah
  • Shepherd Senior Living at Savannah Quarters
  • Sheriff's Office
  • SPD
  • Step-Up (Support business)
  • Sullivan Staffing
  • The Hyatt
  • The Marshes of Skidaway Island
  • The Salt Table
  • The Savannah Trade and Convention Center
  • The Westin
  • Tidewater Landscape 
  • Troy University- Augusta (Support business)
  • Turner's Food and Spirits
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Tybee Island Historical Society
  • Tybee Vacation Rentals
  • Vic's on the River
  • Walmart
  • Wayne Brothers
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wet Willies
  • World Financial Group
  • Yates Astro
  • YMCA

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