eVerify ID #41699, Authorized June 28, 2007
Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5247
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Corrections to Host Military Career Fair at Dobbins Reserve Air Force Base - Public Safety Agencies to Participate
Forsyth - The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard will host several law enforcement and public safety agencies for a Military Career Fair on Thursday, August 28 from 10 a.m. ï¿½ 2 p.m. at Clay National Guard Complex, Building #447, Drill Hall of Dobbins Reserve Air Force Base in Marietta, Ga.
The current participating agencies (GDC, Georgia National Guard, Department of Juvenile Justice, Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles, Gwinnett County Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, and Georgia Regents/Georgia Correctional Healthcare) will have more than 1,000 jobs available for military personnel returning from duty. The list of participating agencies is subject to change the day of the event, therefore we ask that you please check our agency's website at dcor.state.ga.us for an updated list.
"We have seen much success with the quality of men and women that we have hired at previous military career fairs," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "It is our duty to seek out the best staff for our department and we find military veterans to have the values and skills we are looking for in future employees."
The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners and more than 160,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.