Whether they were trying to get their first summer job or taking their first steps toward a life-long career, many of the attendees at Saturday's U.S. Army Garrison Army Community Service Youth Career Fair on Fort McPherson agreed that any opportunity for employment was an opportunity worth exploring.

"I have just graduated from college and it hasn't been easy to find work," said Jevon Moore, who attended the fair with other youth from throughout Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem.

"My dad told me about this and I decided to do it because I see it as an opportunity to get closer to getting a job."

Companies AirServ and Six Flags Over Georgia were on hand to interview for full and part-time employment opportunities throughout the fair.

"We're looking for good, hard-working people, and the military community definitely provides that," said Jason Campbell, employment recruiter, Six Flags Over Georgia. "In the end, this is a great opportunity for everyone involved."

The fair was one of a number of events planned for the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community, said Alfonso Lewis, ACS Employment Readiness Program manager.

He added that despite the closing of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act, ACS will continue to host events like the career fair to help servicemembers, Civilian employees and Family members.

"We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for the military community," said Lewis. "We're committed to that."

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