July 1, 2008
ATLANTA (GA) – On Wednesday, July 9, 2008, the Carrollton Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) will sponsor a job fair to provide parents new career opportunities and the chance to increase their wages. The job fair will be at 1000 Newnan Road in Carrollton, Georgia, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The job fair is open to all job seekers. Attendees are asked to dress professionally and to prepare to interview immediately on site.
"We are excited that businesses have stepped up to participate in this community effort," said OCSS Director Keith Horton. "This is an exciting opportunity to partner with the community to build stronger families and a stronger Georgia."
Applicants will have the opportunity to receive resumé writing assistance, apply for positions, discuss employment opportunities and learn about the Georgia Fatherhood Program. Over the past decade, OCSS has worked to increase the number of parents who remain current on child support through the Fatherhood Program. The Fatherhood Program helps non-custodial parents overcome employment barriers so they can gain steady employment and make timely payments. These employment barriers include lack of a high school diploma or GED, no driver’s license or transportation, alcohol and substance abuse, criminal records and mental health issues. The program works with non-custodial parents who are willing yet unable to pay their support regularly. The Fatherhood Program typically takes three to six months to complete and serves both fathers and mothers who are non-custodial parents. The participants are required to work at least 20 hours per week while enrolled in the program and pay child support. Upon completion of the program, participants receive assistance in obtaining full-time employment at a livable wage. Georgia’s Fatherhood Program is the largest state-operated fatherhood program in the United States.
For information, contact:
Camille Cunningham, 404/463-5027