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Job fairs move outdoors

Due to public safety concerns related to COVID-19, Southwestern Community College officials have decided to move two upcoming job fairs outdoors at the Macon Campus.

The first event, which will be focused on the trades and skilled professions, is set for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Two weeks later, the general job fair will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Both events will now be held – rain or shine - on the sidewalk behind SCC’s Groves’ Center in Franklin.

“At Southwestern, our top priority is the safety of our students and everyone who attends our events,” said Mike Despeaux, SCC’s Director of Career Services. “I’m personally very glad we’ve found a solution that allows employers and students to connect while minimizing safety concerns. The job market around here is wide open. Many organizations are in desperate need of quality employees, so these types of events are critical to keeping our economy rolling.”

A third job fair exclusively for healthcare professions is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, on SCC’s Jackson Campus in Sylva. That event will also be held outdoors, just outside of SCC's new Health Sciences Center.

In addition to organizing job fairs, Despeaux offers support with resumes and interview preparation along with a variety of online resources.

For more information about either of these events, contact Despeaux at or 828.339.4212.


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