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November 27, 2012 – Brandon Beach, president and CEO of The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) announced today the Chamber is partnering with the nationally-acclaimed Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) Job Networking Program. In forming this strategic alliance, the GNFCC will work with the RUMC in its mission to lower unemployment and match job seekers to openings in North Fulton.
The RUMC Job Networking Program --a grassroots, volunteer-led program-- has a long history of success. RUMC Job Networking and its stellar lineup of sponsors, including Roswell Rotary, have been providing the resources and volunteers to help job seekers for 24 years. This powerful alliance with the GNFCC will provide a strong link between employers and all levels of job seekers in the community. In the months to come, the GNFCC will rally its membership base and other strong resources to expand this new alliance.
Al Nash, executive director of Progress Partners North Fulton Atlanta --the GNFCC’s economic development initiative-- spearheaded the collaboration. “This alliance is a great example of how organizations can collaborate to address the needs of the community,“ said Nash. “It’s important to our economic development strategy that we have a vehicle to match up qualified candidates with jobs that are being generated in North Fulton.”
North Fulton businesses with job openings are encouraged to send information to Jay Litton, volunteer leader with the RUMC Job Networking Program, via jay [dot] litton [at] saitservices [dot] com (jay [dot] litton [at] saitservices [dot] com). “Employers are always looking for the right candidate and job seekers are ready for the right opportunity and the most up-to-date search skills. This alliance will bring the community together for a most pressing issue – jobs,” said Litton. Employers seeking to fill positions should plan to participate in the next “Mini” Job Fair on Monday, December 10th. Contact Katherine Simons at lovingyourneighbor [at] gmail [dot] com (lovingyourneighbor [at] gmail [dot] com). Job seekers may attend the afternoon workshops starting at 1:00 pm, followed by an orientation program at 5:15 pm, dinner and then the “Mini” Job Fair at 7:55 pm.
In addition to its job matching services, the RUMC Job Networking Program teaches cutting-edge techniques to help job seekers keep resumes up-to-date and interviewing skills sharp. The Program is organized to help each job seeker develop and implement a strategic job-search plan. Job Networking meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of each month at Roswell United Methodist Church. Dates for upcoming job fair events and information about the initiative can be found at: www.RUMCjobnetworking.com | www.gnfcc.com.