The Georgia Department of Labor and other organizations are sponsoring a career expo Thursday.

At the Northwest Georgia Career Expo in Walker County, job seekers will be able to connect with more than 40 area employers that want to fill immediate job openings and future positions.

The expo will be from 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center located on 10052 North Highway 27 in Rock Spring.

Representatives of companies from eight northwest Georgia counties and Metro Chattanooga will be at the expo. 

The companies will be hiring manufacturing personnel, including assembly-line workers, forklift operators, maintenance technicians and welders. Others will be hiring retail and clerical workers, along with those in health care and social services.

Job seekers should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for available job openings.

Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs.