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August 8, 2019

Opportunity ATL Seeking to Fill More Than 1,200 Positions with Leading Atlanta Companies at Job Fair for Young Adults

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) in partnership with 100,000 Opportunities Initiative and the Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Douglas County Solicitors will host the second annual Opportunity ATL job and resource fair on Wednesday, August 14 at the Impact Event Center located on 2323 Sylvan Road in Atlanta. More than 40 leading Atlanta companies will be looking to fill over 1,200 jobs, 385 of which will be hired on-the-spot. The free event will connect young adults in the Atlanta area between the ages of 18 to 24 with top employers including Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Marriott, Verizon, Wells Fargo and many others.

For the first time ever, the Fulton, Clayton, Douglas and DeKalb County Solicitors General have joined forces with MAC to provide a restorative justice expungement program in partnership with the Georgia Justice Project. The program offers free support to help restrict misdemeanor criminal records for those who meet the criteria, including youth offenders or first-time offenders. The Solicitors General, Keith Gammage (Fulton), Tasha Mosley (Clayton), Sonya Compton (Douglas) and Donna Coleman-Stribling (DeKalb) have committed to helping remove obstacles that inhibit metro Atlanta residents from being productive members of our communities.

Additional free onsite services at the job fair include resume feedback and interview coaching, mobile computer labs for on-the-spot applications sponsored by WorkSource Georgia and free professional attire sponsored by Goodwill of North Georgia.

Opportunity ATL is part of MAC’s larger commitment to workforce development efforts across the region, which aim to align with education initiatives and partnerships with schools to make a lasting impact on the community. At the core of these efforts is connecting young talent with training and services to secure and retain employment. Currently, 4.6 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are out of school and not working, with 78,000 in Atlanta alone. This group of motivated young talent, also know as Opportunity Youth, are a vital and untapped resource looking to fill millions of open roles – and with Atlanta’s continued record job growth – their services are in high demand.

To learn more about Opportunity ATL or to register for the event, visit https://www.opportunityatl.org/job-fair.

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About the Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on expanding the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and promoting Atlanta's story. For more information, visit www.MetroAtlantaChamber.com.

About the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ has created the nation’s largest employer-led private sector coalition committed to creating pathways to employment for young people. Companies engaged in the coalition help launch careers for young people who are just entering the workforce, including full- and part-time work, as well as internships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training. Each company is also committed to developing potential in youth who have some work experience but are looking to gain new skills that lead to successful careers. Please visit http://www.100kOpportunities.org to learn more.

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