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More than 4,300 positions open at job fair Friday

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COLLEGE PARK, GA (CBS46) -

Employers are looking to fill more than 4,300 jobs at a job fair in College Park on Friday.

The event is sponsored by Congressman David Scott. It is the 11th year for the fair and is expected to be one of the biggest to date.

'"I think it says that Georgia is making a real turnaround," said Scott's Chief of Staff Michael Andel. "Things are picking up and you can look around and see that people are getting hired. We're not out of the woods yet, but I think tomorrow will really help some people get to that next step." 

Approximately 100 employers will take part and offer a variety of positions, from entry-level to management. Among other, participants include retailers, police and fire departments, and health agencies.

"That's the great thing about this job fair, there's a variety of jobs available," said Andel. "We've got MARTA. We've got FAA. The US military will be out recruiting. We have media jobs available."

In addition to employers, HomeSafe Georgia will also be at the job fair. The organization assists homeowners, who are struggling to make their mortgage payments because of financial hardship.

"The program for unemployed and underemployed Georgians provides up to 24 months of mortgage payment assistance to help individuals maintain their homes while they seek work, until they can get to the point of maintaining their home," said Carmen Chubb, deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which oversees the program.

Chubb said HomeSafe Georgia has helped approximately 5,000 families since 2011.

"There is no cost to apply for the program," said Chubb. "There are no costs associated with it.  We make it easy for you. You can do it online. We can do it over the phone or you can do it in person."

The 11th Annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center.

For more information on the job fair, go to www.house.gov/davidscott or call 770-432-5405.

Details on the HomeSafe Georgia program can be found at www.HomeSafeGeorgia.com.

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