Victims Visitors’ Day to feature job fair for students and graduates

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July 15, 2015 – Current students and recent graduates from Fort Valley State University can learn about career opportunities and apply for jobs in law enforcement and criminal justice at an upcoming job fair on campus.

State Representative Patty James Bentley and the Georgia Office of Victim Services will host a mini job fair during the Victims Visitors’ Day at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30 in the C. W. Pettigrew Center.

The visitors’ day event is open to the public. The job fair is reserved for current students and recent graduates.

“I decided to host this event in HD 139 because I want state agencies to recognize that rural Georgia has a lot to offer,” Bentley said. “ I selected FVSU because of its rich history and wonderful students. I want the students to start thinking and preparing for a career immediately after graduation. This event will help them with networking and obtaining information about employment opportunities.”

Victims Visitors’ Days are conducted across the state by the Georgia Office of Victim Services. Crime victims and their families in attendance receive information about the current status of their offender, and can register to receive future notifications about the status of the offender. The events have been held since 2006. More than 2,300 victims have voiced their concerns about offenders during these events.

The following state agencies will provide information about career opportunities with their agencies: the Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Office of Victims Services, Board of Pardon and Parole and the newly created Georgia Department of Georgia Supervision.

Applicants are asked to dress appropriately and come prepared with a current resume.

Learn more about Victims Visitors’ Day here:

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