Employers, Job Seekers Meet Under One Roof At Buzz on Biz Career Expo
By Kelsey Morrow
If you are searching for a job, Buzz on Biz has some great news for you.
Several companies in the CSRA are searching for prospective employees, and the Buzz on Biz Career Expo on Feb. 9 from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Legends Club will bring them all together at the same time and place.
The event is being sponsored by ATC Healthcare Services, Real McCoy Brokerage Firm, WRDW News Channel 12, and Pruitt Health.
“PruittHealth is very excited to be sponsoring this event for the second year in a row,” Lance Danko, area vice president, said. “We are looking forward to recruiting new talent and adding to our team of highly skilled professionals throughout the CSRA.”
Last year’s career expo saw 180 job candidates come through the doors of the Legends Club, which was a 33 percent increase from the year before. Buzz on Biz founder Neil Gordon is hoping for an even bigger increase in attendance this year.
“We believe that to be the best you have to hire the best,” Gordon said. “Our Career Expo gives quality job candidates the chance to find the right fit, which benefits the businesses looking for quality employees. Best of all, they can do it all in one convenient location.”
There was a steady flow of job seekers for most of the four hours of the Expo, coming from a variety of backgrounds and age ranges. Most of the candidates coming the Career Expo presented themselves well and were well qualified.
In an effort to draw even more talent to the Career Expo, Buzz on Biz has beefed up its advertising efforts.
“Buzz on Biz recognizes in our own business the importance of excellent people,” Gordon said. “We are blessed to have talented, independent thinkers. At one of our annual retreats we discussed the importance of being more active in the business community by sponsoring more events, attending more Chamber functions and speaking more in the community. To that end, we have beefed up promotions for our 3rd Annual Career Expo to encourage even more professionals to attend our event.”
This year, Buzz on Biz has a high-profile billboard on Washington Road and Alexander Drive near the Legends Club where the Expo will be held.
In addition to the billboard, the Expo is also running commercials WGAC and WRDW on AM radio andon BOB FM as well.
About 100 posters have been placed in area businesses reminding job seekers of the event, with an updated poster being put on display in late January.
A number of staffing agencies will be seeking qualified candidates at the 2016 Expo, including Augusta Staffing, Job Shop and Spherion.
“Since the beginning we’ve been part of the Buzz on Biz Career Expo,” Robert Kelly of Augusta Staffing said. “Our team really likes the Buzz Expo because there’s enough time to get to know each candidate and the candidates are very high quality.”
There will also be schools on hand to discuss both educational opportunities and job openings. Schools in attendance this year will include Georgia Military College, Troy University, Augusta Technical College, Southern Wesleyan University and Brenau University.
Additional companies seeking to fill positions include Northwest Mutual, ResCare HomeCare, Kenneth Shuler, Dumpster Depot, Augusta University Health, Busby’s, 88.3 WAFJ, Comfort Inn, Tri-Development Center of Aiken County, PDQ, Advanced Services Pest Control, Nuclear Care Partners, Transamerica and Mary Kay.
For more information about the upcoming Career Expo, visit buzzonbiz.anthilldev.net or the Buzz on Biz Career Expo Facebook page at facebook.com/buzzonbizcareerexpo.