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Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, Jan. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be held  at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where job seeker and employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of one-stop centers statewide.

New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Sunday, Feb. 1, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church will host author, social activist, and visionary leader Shane Claiborne. The public is welcome to attend.

Claiborne, a founder of the Simple Way community in inner-city Philadelphia, is one of the most well-known thinkers in The New Monasticism—a movement that emphasizes, among other things, communal life, hospitality, contemplative lives, and practical engagement of the poor.

Claiborne will preach at Holy Innocents’ during the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services. At the 10:15 a.m. Faith Forum, he will speak about the “Marks of a New Monasticism,” which addresses topics such as racial reconciliation and community living.

“Let’s move beyond complaining about the Church we see, and let start becoming the Church we dream of,” Claiborne has said.

Live, Love, Lead...Sandy Springs

Live, Love, Lead...Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Thursday, Feb. 5, Leadership Sandy Springs (LSS) will present a special community wide event featuring internationally recognized city development expert Peter Kageyama, as he discusses what makes cities successful and how ordinary citizens can do extraordinary things to make it happen. Kageyama will share his ideas on enhancing the quality of life in Sandy Springs and building an emotionally engaged city.

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The North Fulton Career Center will host an onsite recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Manpower is seeking data entry specialists. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

 Data Entry Specialist.

Candidates will be responsible for a Data Entry quota of 10,000 keystrokes per hour.
They will be entering medical information so accuracy is required. The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a high volume/ fast-paced environment. Applicants who obtain positions will also be responsible for consistently practicing safety-conscious behavior in all processes and procedures and must be willing to work a full-time schedule with shifts that include the following:

Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Comcast recruiters will visit Fulton County’s North Fulton Career Center on Monday, Jan. 5, and the Adamsville Career Center on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to take applications for Rep I Telesales.

The recruitments begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and the Adamsville Career Center is located in the Adamsville Regional Health Center located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW in Atlanta.  Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

Applicants who obtain employment will be expected to call existing customers to sell various Comcast products and services.  Sales representatives must provide the following services while carrying out other responsibilities as assigned.  Those responsibilities are listed below:

Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

FOREST PARK, Ga. -- How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

Fourth and fifth grade students from the Atlanta metropolitan area will learn about Georgia agriculture by making, and eating, pizza at the second annual Pizza Farm event.

County agents with the Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties will lead the event set for Oct. 21-23 at the Georgia State Farmers Market in Forest Park, Ga. The students will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the pizza.  

Senior center to host 15th anniversary celebration

Senior center to host 15th anniversary celebration

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will hold an “Evening in Paris” on Friday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

This event will be hosted by the Friends of Benson, Inc. in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the opening of the Fulton County facility.

Tickets for the celebration are $15 each; the cost will include entertainment by Jeni Michelson and the Society Express Band and refreshments.

The Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs. For more information, call 404-613-4900.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of Aging and Youth at (404) 613-7944 at least 48 hours in advance.  For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.