Job fairs look to hire workers in tight labor market

Reggie Madison, left, performs a mock interview with Arielle Nord at a two-day job fair and career readiness program for high school students and recent graduates hosted by First Things First at New Covenant Fellowship Church in 2016.

Employers eager to fill job vacancies in a tightening labor market have scheduled a couple of job fairs this month to recruit more applicants.

Quality Staffing, an 18-year-old staffing agency in Dalton, Ga., has scheduled a job fair with the Georgia Department of Labor Dalton Career Center on Tuesday March 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Dalton Career Center, 1406 Chattanooga Ave., to fill more than 90 positions.

The available jobs range in pay from $8 to $15 an hour and include clamshell operators, packers, creelers, press helpers, shipping clerks, landscapers, technicians and housekeepers.

Katresha Tillery, corporate recruiting manager for Quality Staffing, said a similar job fair last month helped fill 19 jobs but many more jobs are yet to be filled.