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Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, Jan. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be held  at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where job seeker and employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of one-stop centers statewide.

Race this weekend: Run for Cover

Race this weekend: Run for Cover

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton High School will host a 5K and 1-mile run this weekend.

Run for Cover will be Saturday, Jan. 31 at the school. Race day registration opens at 10:30 a.m., the mile run will be at 11:30 a.m. and the 5K will be off and running at noon.

Both race courses begin and end at the Milton High football stadium. The 5K includes a loop around the school and additional distance on nearby paved streets, including Freemanville Road.

All runners will receive long-sleeved race T-shirts. The top three male and female finishers, masters finishers and finishers in each age group will be given special awards.

Registration is $30. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Milton High men's lacrosse program.

Participants are also asked to bring an article of winter clothing or a non-perishable food item to be donated to North Fulton Community Charities.

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The North Fulton Career Center will host an onsite recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Manpower is seeking data entry specialists. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

 Data Entry Specialist.

Candidates will be responsible for a Data Entry quota of 10,000 keystrokes per hour.
They will be entering medical information so accuracy is required. The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a high volume/ fast-paced environment. Applicants who obtain positions will also be responsible for consistently practicing safety-conscious behavior in all processes and procedures and must be willing to work a full-time schedule with shifts that include the following:

Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Comcast recruiters will visit Fulton County’s North Fulton Career Center on Monday, Jan. 5, and the Adamsville Career Center on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to take applications for Rep I Telesales.

The recruitments begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and the Adamsville Career Center is located in the Adamsville Regional Health Center located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW in Atlanta.  Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

Applicants who obtain employment will be expected to call existing customers to sell various Comcast products and services.  Sales representatives must provide the following services while carrying out other responsibilities as assigned.  Those responsibilities are listed below:

Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

FOREST PARK, Ga. -- How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

Fourth and fifth grade students from the Atlanta metropolitan area will learn about Georgia agriculture by making, and eating, pizza at the second annual Pizza Farm event.

County agents with the Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties will lead the event set for Oct. 21-23 at the Georgia State Farmers Market in Forest Park, Ga. The students will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the pizza.  

Rivers Alive cleanup set for Saturday

Rivers Alive cleanup set for Saturday

MILTON, Ga. -- On Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Milton's annual "Rivers Alive" waterways cleanup, education and protection program will be held at locations across the city.

The Milton Grows Green Committee (MGG) is co-sponsoring the event with Bailey Farm & Gardens, Inc., which has been involved with the project for 17 years. Rivers Alive 2014 will kick off from its traditional location at Bailey Farm & Gardens, 255 Hickory Flat Road, one mile west of the Birmingham Crossroads.

Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m., then clean up identified streams, roadways and school sites to help keep our city and waterways pure and beautiful. Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome.

Depending on age and capabilities, volunteers will be assigned to predetermined local waterways to remove debris deposited from upstream and left by passers-by. Waders and boots will be a plus for those who want to get in the river.

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Fire Rescue Department will be holding several events throughout the community in observance of Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Join Fulton County Fire Rescue at one of the following events to learn more about smoke alarms and fire safety: