Hartsfield-Jackson businesses hiring at job fair


Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport held a job fair Tuesday for more than 2,500 job seekers.

At the world’s busiest airport’s fall job fair held at the Georgia International Convention Center, about 60 companies that operate at the airport were hiring for more than 1,000 jobs. Hartsfield-Jackson holds two job fairs a year.

The job openings Tuesday were for cashiers, cooks, accountants and other positions. A career coach helped with online applications, resumes and registration for training.

The airport said companies are hiring as Hartsfield-Jackson’s $6 billion expansion and modernization project moves forward, creating jobs in construction, project management and engineering.

Elizey Penns, who moved to the area three months ago and lives in Lithonia, said he previously worked as a cook. But Tuesday, he was looking for work in construction or another trade, saying he was searching for something “long-term.”

At the job fair, he said, “there’s a lot of people that need jobs.”

Some of the longest lines at booths were for jobs at Delta Global Services. Other employers at the fair were the Atlanta Police Department, Bryson Constructors Inc., HSS Inc., Hallmark Aviation, TBI, Airport Terminal Services and airport concessionaires.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Business stories of the week: Amazon, 2018 priorities, Phipps Plaza
Business stories of the week: Amazon, 2018 priorities, Phipps Plaza

The week had no shortage of business headlines among Atlanta area companies – or perhaps companies that want to become Atlanta area companies. From the Amazon second headquarters search to major development projects, here are some of the big business headlines you might have missed from the past week. Georgia and Atlanta area economic development...
More job cuts coming to Atlanta as part of Coca-Cola restructuring
More job cuts coming to Atlanta as part of Coca-Cola restructuring

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola plans to cut an additional 179 jobs in its hometown as part of a broader restructuring the beverage giant announced earlier this year. In filings with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division, Coke identified layoffs at three corporate offices in the city effective by the end of December...
Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza makeover plan shifts into overdrive
Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza makeover plan shifts into overdrive

The reinvention of Phipps Plaza into a mixed-use entertainment and shopping complex has been in the works for more than a decade. But the announcement Tuesday of a $200 million-plus expansion, including a flagship Nobu hotel and restaurant, will take that the makeover to a new level, officials with mall owner Simon hope. In Nobu, Phipps will add...
4 of the best ways to turn your home into a cash cow
4 of the best ways to turn your home into a cash cow

Your house is a large expense with many associated costs like a mortgage payment, insurance, maintenance and more. It provides a roof over your head, of course, but since it usually costs you money each month, why not put it to work for you and earn some cash in the process? The following are four ways your house can make you money: If you're planning...
6 things to know about working for Uber
6 things to know about working for Uber

Uber has been making headlines in recent months for everything from a new CEO to industry regulation. But if you want to work as a driver for the service that revolutionized the taxi-transport industry, there is more important information about Uber you'll want to check out. Here are six things you need to know about Uber before working for them...
More Stories