By REBECCA HAZEN
Local citizens are encouraged to come out to the Job Ready Dade hiring event on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dade County High School.
Alliance for Dade Chair George Williams spoke about the job fair during the Dade County weekly update on Thursday, Sept. 16.
“So far we have over 15 companies signed up to be there. We are encouraging even more companies to sign up,” Williams said.
Williams continued, “We are trying to attract job seekers, or those who are interested in learning more about jobs in Dade County. We have a great variety of companies represented that are going to be there.”
According to Williams, if someone from Dade County is driving outside of the county for work every day, they are spending about $3.31 an hour to do that.
“When you think about how much you might be making outside the county, I dare you to come and kick the tires of these companies that we have. They are good paying jobs,” Williams said.
The companies at the hiring event will be looking for both part-time and full-time employees.
Breakfast items will be available at the event. There will also be door prizes throughout the morning. There is a possibility to win $500 in cash, just for showing up to the event.
For more information call the Alliance for Dade at (706) 657-4488 or email email@example.com.
In related news, it was also noted during the county update, that there are still multiple employment positions open in Dade County, including a Human Resources Director/Bookkeeper.
The Dade County Library is looking for a library manager. Submit a completed application to Lecia Eubanks, Cherokee Regional Library, 305 South Duke Street, LaFayette, GA, 30728, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To download an application, please visit chrl.org/employment-opportunities.
The UGA Extension Office is also still looking to hire a Dade County 4-H Educator. That application can be found online at www.ugajobsearch.com.
Dade County has seen 75 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 1,691 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the county has gone down in the past few weeks. For example, the highest number of cases, over a period of two weeks that Dade County had was 175 on Sept. 7.
COVID-19 booster vaccines are currently available at the Dade County Health Department for immuno–compromised people. Boosters are expected to be available for everyone by the end of the month.
The weekly update is broadcast online on Facebook and YouTube on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to ask questions on the Facebook broadcast, or email questions to email@example.com.