• Javen Moore III, son of Javen Moore Jr., a human resources assistant with Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Command, completes a job application for AirServ during the Army Community Service Youth Career Fair Saturday on Fort McPherson. Companies AirServ and Six Flags Over Georgia interviewed military and Civilian employee Family members during the fair for full and part-time job positions.

    Opportunities abound for youth at career fair

    Javen Moore III, son of Javen Moore Jr., a human resources assistant with Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Command, completes a job application for AirServ during the Army Community Service Youth Career Fair Saturday on Fort McPherson. Companies...

  • Justin Verret (right), 17, looks over employer information for Six Flags Over Georgia with his father, Joe Verret, a test control officer with Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Command, during the Army Community Service Youth Career Fair on Fort McPherson Saturday. Justin said he attended the fair because he “always wanted to work at Six Flags.”

    Opportunities abound for youth at career fair

    Justin Verret (right), 17, looks over employer information for Six Flags Over Georgia with his father, Joe Verret, a test control officer with Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Command, during the Army Community Service Youth Career Fair on Fort...

  • Brittani Gray completes an employee application form for AirServ. Gray is the daughter of Tammi Gray, cash supervisor at the Fort Gillem Commissary.

    Opportunities abound for youth at career fair

    Brittani Gray completes an employee application form for AirServ. Gray is the daughter of Tammi Gray, cash supervisor at the Fort Gillem Commissary.

  • Caroline Jester (right), AirServ Atlanta recruiter, speaks with potential employees. Companies AirServ and Six Flags Over Georgia held interviews during the fair for full and part-time positions.

    Opportunities abound for youth at career fair

    Caroline Jester (right), AirServ Atlanta recruiter, speaks with potential employees. Companies AirServ and Six Flags Over Georgia held interviews during the fair for full and part-time positions.

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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