Job fair brings many opportunities
May 18, 2009
Although he doesn't wear the Army Combat Uniform any longer, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Terry still makes a career out of helping Soldiers.
"We're putting people in positions," said Terry, director of RLM Communications' Augusta Operations, who represented the company at a Veterans Job Fair May 5 at the Reserve Center on post.
Terry fills positions for civilian instructor spots in several locations at Fort Gordon including the Regimental Noncommissioned Officers Academy. One of his recent hires was a former Soldier who was working making only $400 every two weeks.
"We'll be hiring 17 more in the next two weeks," he said.
RLM Communications was one of about 60 employers taking part in the job fair, according to Larry Slover, with the Georgia Department of Labor, one of the event sponsors.
"It's been very good," said Slover.
About halfway through the event, more than 750 people had attended, he said.
The event opened an extra hour early to give some members of the Warrior Transition Battalion a chance to meet with employers.
Employers at the event included the Cobb County Police Department, Southern Co., General Dynamics, Janus, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wal-Mart.