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Pike Nurseries to host free 'Houseplants for a Healthy 2015' class

Pike Nurseries to host free 'Houseplants for a Healthy 2015' class

ATLANTA -- Not only do houseplants bring in much needed color during the bare winter months, but they also play an important health role by improving air quality! Research has revealed that certain common houseplants can actually create a cleaner environment by releasing oxygen and removing contaminants – like formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia – from a room’s air efficiently.

To help customers create a cleaner, greener and healthier home, Pike Nurseries is hosting a FREE “Houseplants for a Healthy 2015” customer class at all garden center locations onSaturday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m.

During the informational seminar, guests will learn about houseplant health benefits, popular plant options and proper care guidelines. With expert tips from Pike Nurseries, guests can keep their homes healthy and “green” all year-round!

MARTA to hold job fair for police officers

MARTA to hold job fair for police officers

ATLANTA -- MARTA and the Georgia Department of Labor will hold a career fair for police officers this weekend.

The transit system hopes to hire 18 new officers during the recruiting event, which will be Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at MARTA's headquarters (2424 Piedmont Road, Atlanta).

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid driver's license and be able to pass a psychological test, drug screening, physical examination and background check.

The ideal applicant will have at least two years of college, an honorable tour of military service or Peace Officer Standards and Training certifications.

Visit itsmarta.com for more information and to apply for a MARTA job.

Zoo Atlanta to hold 2 job fairs

Zoo Atlanta to hold 2 job fairs

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta is preparing to hire for seasonal positions.

The zoo is looking for "dependable, enthusiastic and independent job seekers" to work as cashiers, sales associates, ride attendants, education instructors and more.

Zoo Atlanta will host two jobs fairs later this month. The first will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the zoo. Applicants are asked to bring résumés.

The second fair will be Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which is located at 99 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead.

Visit zooatlanta.org for more information.

Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

ATLANTA -- The garden experts at Pike Nurseries are helping customers start 2015 off right with refreshed container gardens and houseplants.

On Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, Pike Nurseries will host Potting Party Weekend at all store locations. Gardeners of all levels are invited to bring an empty pot from home or purchase a new one, as on-hand associates help them plant indoor or outdoor container gardens, houseplants and terrariums.

Pike Nurseries will also provide complimentary Pike Potting and Container Soil and E.B. Stone Sure Start for pots planted in-store.

With expert potting advice and a wide selection of plants available at Pike Nurseries, guests can welcome the New Year with the perfect container garden for any home.

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

Fulton County, Manpower to host data entry specialist recruitment

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The North Fulton Career Center will host an onsite recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Manpower is seeking data entry specialists. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

 Data Entry Specialist.

Candidates will be responsible for a Data Entry quota of 10,000 keystrokes per hour.
They will be entering medical information so accuracy is required. The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a high volume/ fast-paced environment. Applicants who obtain positions will also be responsible for consistently practicing safety-conscious behavior in all processes and procedures and must be willing to work a full-time schedule with shifts that include the following:

Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

Fulton career centers to host Comcast recruitments

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Comcast recruiters will visit Fulton County’s North Fulton Career Center on Monday, Jan. 5, and the Adamsville Career Center on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to take applications for Rep I Telesales.

The recruitments begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The North Fulton Career Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and the Adamsville Career Center is located in the Adamsville Regional Health Center located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW in Atlanta.  Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

Applicants who obtain employment will be expected to call existing customers to sell various Comcast products and services.  Sales representatives must provide the following services while carrying out other responsibilities as assigned.  Those responsibilities are listed below:

Charity fashion show at Atlanta International School

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta International School Against Human Trafficking (AISAHT) will sponsor a charity fashion show Monday, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school, which is located at 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta. Admission is $10.

According to the FBI, Atlanta is one of 14 cities in the United States with the highest incidence of prostitution involving children. Today a growing number of children are exploited for profit or for the basic needs of life: food, shelter or clothing.