Bilingual nurses, teachers and salespeople will find immediate job opportunities at the Latin American Association‘s 28th annual Career Expo next week.

At least 30 companies from various industries will come together with pre-screened job-seekers on Wednesday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is still open to companies and applicants.

Revenues from the job fair’s sponsors will directly benefit the families that utilize the LAA’s services. The association provides a wide array of community development programs, including education and career guidance.

As of March, Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 10.6 percent, the highest in the last 13 months and 1.6 percentage points higher than March 2009. Metro Atlanta has shed 67,100 jobs over the same period. Of Atlantans seeking work, one out of 10 can’t find a job, according to estimates by the Georgia Department of Labor.

To register for the LAA Career Expo as an exhibitor, click here. Job candidates should email a resume to Jesus Yactayo at

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