Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sept. 20: Fourth annual Shorter career expo returns to Forum

Media release: The fourth annual Northwest Georgia/Shorter University Career
Expo will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until noon. The event,
which is free for both job seekers and potential employers, will be held at
The Forum in downtown Rome.

Job seekers are encouraged but not required to pre-register for the expo by
logging on to There is no cost to attend,
and the expo is open to the public. Local businesses wishing to participate
are required to register online at or by
contacting organizer Britt Madden Jr. at

Madden, who serves as the executive director for adult enrollment for
Shorter's College of Adult and Professional Programs, has led the career
expo for the past three years. "Over these last few years, we have seen
thousands participate in our event. Local businesses and industries have
found qualified employees to build up their workforce and skilled
professionals have discovered employment opportunities by attending our
event," said Madden. "Shorter, along with our partners, have said every year
that our hope is to make a difference in someone's life and to provide an
opportunity that they might not otherwise have."

In conjunction with the career expo, a "Dress for Success" event will also
be held. This event, designed as a resource for job seekers, will take place
on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Forum. Open to the public
and free of charge, the event will teach participants how to dress
appropriately and with confidence when applying and interviewing for a job.

The Career Expo is sponsored by Shorter University, the Georgia Department
of Labor, the Georgia Department of Veteran Services, Rome Radio Partners,
the Rome News-Tribune, The Forum, and Floyd County. For more information on
the Career Expo and Dress for Success event, contact Madden at<> or by calling 770-678-3573.

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