Published Friday, February 01, 2013

Ministry aids those looking for jobs

From Staff Reports

The nation continues to experience hard financial times with no end in sight. Currently, the unemployment rate in Georgia is 9 percent and the average job search is taking 10 months.

Through these stormy financial times, JobSeekers of Peachtree City offers a ray of hope to the unemployed in south metro Atlanta area.

JobSeekers of PTC is beginning its 15th year serving the needs of the unemployed in Fayette and Coweta Counties. JobSeekers is a non-denominational ministry assisting unemployed individuals from the mailroom to the boardroom.

The group meets on Friday mornings at the First Baptist Church of PTC, 108 Willow Bend Rd. in Peachtree City, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Its meetings cover many topics, such as deciding what type of job you want, improving resumes, obtaining references, uncovering the hidden job market, gathering information on targeted companies, networking, using social media, using your time effectively, evaluating job offers, changing careers and many more.

Topics are discussed in small groups led by Table Captains/Ship’s Crew members who provide individual assistance to job seekers.

The group also holds monthly seminars that cover some topics in more depth. These include Writing Resumes, Developing Your Job Hunting Network, Using LinkedIn, Managing Projects and Stretching Your Dollars. Additionally, Stephen Ministers and professional counselors are available on a confidential basis to help job seekers and their families through this stressful and emotional period.

JobSeekers provides hope to the job seekers, and the philosophy is simple: “Don’t tell God how big the storm is; tell the storm how big God is!”

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