Croy Engineering participated in the Eleventh District Career Fair and Small Business Forum hosted by State Representative Barry Loudermilk, Congressman for the 11th Congressional District. The event was held on August 19th at the KSU Center of Kennesaw State University. City of Kennesaw Mayor, Derek Easterling, addressed the crowd of companies, state representatives, and attendees with a message of hopefulness, citing optimism for their future. “First, my hat is off to Congressman Barry Loudermilk and his staff for recognizing the need for this career fair and making it happen. I also believe we need to recognize Kennesaw State University (KSU) President Houston Davis for hosting and joining forces in a strategic alliance to put people and businesses together. It is great seeing the relationships which are being built in our community today.”
Workshops on resume building and job search tips were held the first half of the morning and were conducted by the Georgia Department of Labor. The rest of the day was dedicated to the Career Fair, with over 75 companies and government agencies represented. Staff of Croy Engineering met with students interested in careers and internships, recent graduates, and citizens with hopes of starting a new career path. Croy Engineering representatives gave potential employees the opportunity to learn more about the firm’s career opportunities and what their prospective roles would be with the company.
When asked his motivation for the Career Fair, Representative Loudermilk commented, “As I travel throughout my District in Northwest Georgia, I consistently hear businesses tell us they need high quality, skilled people to fill jobs; and our citizens tell us they need work. So instead of just listening and talking about the issue, we took action.”
After the event, Loudermilk summarized his thoughts, saying, “We recently brought potential employees and employers together at our STEM-focused Career Fair, where we had 75 companies with over 5,000 job openings available. I want to thank CROY Engineering for coming out and participating in our event; their team was engaging and enthusiastic, and we appreciate their support. We look forward to hosting this event again in the future." Mayor Easterling summarized his thoughts, saying that, “What Congressman Loudermilk provided to each person in attendance was opportunity. I was taught to never pass up an opportunity because you will never know how far or where that opportunity will take you in life.”