BY LINDA S. MORRIS

lmorris@macon.com

The Middle Georgia Veterans Job Readiness and Recruitment event in Warner Robins will provide employment opportunities in manufacturing and other industries.

The event will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, at the Veteran’s Education Career Transition Resource Center at 1001 S. Armed Forces Blvd. in Warner Robins, according to a news release.

Attendees must participate in an orientation session and be screened to determine which employment service would be most beneficial to them. While it’s not required, they are encouraged to attend a job readiness question and answer seminar that will occur throughout the event. The seminar will help jobseekers make a more favorable impression when talking with potential employers and improve the overall effectiveness of their job search.

Several employers will be on hand to discuss available employment opportunities. Employers who have already registered include Advanced Drainage Systems, Coca-Cola United, Custom Cable Assembles Inc., Dooly State Prison, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants Inc., Graphic Packaging International, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Lynn Haven Health and Rehabilitation and Reeves Construction, the release said. More employers are expected to participate, and applicants are encouraged to monitor www.dol.georgia.gov/ for the updated list.

Job seekers will be able to develop and print resumes and have them reviewed by experts. Job seekers bringing their own resumes to the event may also have them reviewed by the experts before they meet with employers.

Information will be available about on-the-job training and various apprenticeship programs.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in business casual attire and to bring a pen or pencil and paper. For more information about the event, or employers wanting to participate, send an email to swat@gdol.ga.gov.

The event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division, Middle Georgia Consortium, Inc., Middle Georgia Regional Commission, the veteran’s resource center and the Georgia Department of Labor.