July 3, 2009

Career expo called off due to job shortage

Organizers of a Georgia career expo said the event has been canceled due to a lack of available jobs at the companies planning to attend.

Marietta City Council member Anthony Coleman said the Marietta/Cobb Career Expo, which had been planned for the autumn at the Cobb County Civic Center, was canceled with the approval of the Georgia Labor Department because very few of the companies planning to attend have available jobs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.

I didn't want to give people false hope there were jobs out there when there were not, Coleman said.

He said officials are hoping to restart the career expo next year.