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Better Work Columbus is a group of Columbus, GA & Phenix City, ALbased organizations and businesses that believe our community is better when everyone has access to the dignity that comes from work.

We collaborate with dozens of local resources to provide training, support services, and connections to help you find meaningful work.

How can Better Work help you succeed?

Local Services To Help Get You On Your Feet

Support Services

Help with childcare, transportation, food, or other services.

Find Job Opportunities

Search through local businesses ready to hire today.

Local Events & Job Fairs

See the available in-person and virtual events and job fairs in your community.

FEATURED JOB FAIRS

Multi-Employer Hiring Event

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 6, 9:30AM – 1PM
Location: Troy University, 1510 Whitewater Ave, Phenix City, AL 36867
Details: Full and part-time positions available. More than 25 employers will be on site including Hostess, West Fraser, AlaTrade, Golden State Foods, Groome Transportation, RAM Hotels, Buffalo Rock, Waffle House, AccordCare, Providence Staffing, Growing Room, Alabama Department of Corrections, Army National Guard, and others. Click here for more details.

Kysor Warren is hiring for the following positions in Columbus

Customer Service, Welder, Electrical Engineer, Ergonomics, and Product Manager. Great pay and benefits. Good communication skills are required. Click here to learn more about these positions and requirements. If you let me know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, I will also forward a referral for you. Apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1013517/Better-Work-Candidates

Weiler Forestry is hiring for the following positions in Lagrange:

Experienced Welders, Maintenance Technicians, Assembly Technicians, Painters, Inventory Control Coordinator, and Quality Control Inspector. Great pay and benefits after 60 days. Pay starts at $23/hr. You must have your own transportation. If you let me know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, I will also forward a referral for you.
View job openings at https://www.weilerforestry.com/careers/job-postings/

Resource MFG Interviews

Date & Time: Tuesdays in December, 9AM – 3PM
Location: Columbus Career Center. 2601 Cross Country Drive, Building B
Details: Hiring Pickers/Packers, Unloaders, Forklift, Material Handler, Machine Operator Assistant, Maintenance Mechanic, Machine Operator, and Warehouse Laborer. Expect 1st and 2nd shift work, part-time and full-time opportunities. Call 706-256 1837 to learn more

Spherion Staffing Event

Date & Time: Mondays in December, 10AM-1PM
Location: Columbus Career Center. 2601 Cross Country Drive, Building B
Details: Hiring Assembly Helpers. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, use hand tools, follow company procedures and directions and must have good eyesight to identify depth, dimension and color. Must also be a team player. Expect an on the spot interview with a drug screen and background check. You will need to complete your application and submit your resume electronically. Call 706-256-1837 to learn more.

Financial Freedom - Financial Health Initiative

Let PRF Institute help you address student loans, credit, debt, saving, budgeting, housing, wills, and more. Life changes because of you! Get Free financial coaching at https://prfinstitute.org/consultations/. Not sure what you need? Find free assessments at
https://prfinstitute.org/assessments/.
Contact JaQuetta Canady at (334) 759-4884 to learn more.

Villages at Benning is hiring for the following positions:

Customer Service Representative, Warehouse Technician, Resident Specialist, Leasing Specialist, Groundskeeper, and Maintenance Technician. Contact Amber (amberg@betteropportunity.org) and let her know the position you applied for; if you meet the qualifications, she will also forward a referral for you. View all job openings at: (https://careers-tmo.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=zipRadius&latitude=&longitude=&searchZip=31907&searchRadius=20)

Weiler Forestry is hiring for the following positions in Lagrange:

Experienced Welders, Maintenance Technicians, Assembly Technicians, Painters, Inventory Control Coordinator, and Quality Control Inspector. Great pay and benefits after 60 days. Pay starts at $23/hr. You must have your own transportation. Contact Amber (amberg@betteropportunity.org) and let her know the position you applied for; if you meet the qualifications, she will also forward a referral for you. View all job openings at: (https://www.weilerforestry.com/careers/job-postings/)

You May Qualify for Low-to-No Cost Health Insurance

Community Health Insurance – CHIProgram.com
No Health Questions, No Pre-Existing Limits. Dedicated to building a higher standard of health for every community-reducing barriers to coverage and ensuring no one is excluded from having access to quality health insurance. Call (844) 527-6771 to learn more.

Resource MFG Interviews

Date: Tuesdays & Fridays
Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Columbus Career Center
Address: 2601 Cross Country Drive, Columbus, GA 31906, Building B
Additional Info: Hiring Pickers/Packers, Unloaders, Forklift, Material Handler, Machine Operator Assistant, Maintenance Mechanic, Machine Operator, and Warehouse Laborer. Expect 1st and 2nd shift work, part-time and full-time opportunities. Call 706-256 1837 to learn more.

Buffalo Rock is looking for candidates

Buffalo Rock is looking for candidates for the following positions: Warehouse Support, Warehouse Picker, On Premise Delivery Merchandiser (Non CDL), and Area Development Coordinator. High school diploma or GED is preferred. Apply at https://www.buffalorock.com/careers/.

TSYS is looking for candidates

TSYS is looking for candidates for the following positions: Machine Operator, Production Service Technician, and Manual Operator. Must have a high school diploma or GED, and these positions may require some experience. If you are interested, please send your email to kristinb@foropportunity.org and include your most updated resume.

Find Updated Job Info on Facebook

Link Daily to Jobs and Resources – New resources for employment and other needs are posted and shared on the Facebook Better Work Columbus page. Check it regularly for new opportunities and up to date information.

RESOURCE CORNER

Get Your GED at Goodwill – Classes are available at no cost to you!

Location: Goodwill Career Center, 2601 Cross Country Drive, Bldg B
A GED will open up greater job opportunities. GED graduates, on average, make $9,000 a year more than non-graduates. Begin your registration process today at the Midtown Career Center 9:30 am or 2:30 pm. You will complete both an orientation and registration. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-1pm or 2-6pm OR on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm. Call 706-256-1837 for more information.

Transportation Available for Interviews and Work

Better Work Columbus has partnered with United Way to provide one round trip Lyft ride to candidates for work, interview, or eligible employment training. You must have the Lyft App downloaded on your phone and have completed a Better Work job application to receive a code. Codes are good for 30 days and can only be used in GA. Each code will cover up to $25 for each way of the trip, with a max of $50 for the round trip. Be sure to submit your request at least 48 hours prior to an interview. We cannot guarantee last minute requests. Click here to submit your Lyft Ride Request.

Area Agency on Aging - Rivery Valley Commission

Serving seniors 60 years of age and above; people with disabilities and their families, this organization provides access to funding for adult day care, homemaker assistance, and home delivered meals as well as information and referral services. Call (706) 256-2900 to learn more.

Aramark is Hiring: Food Service Supervisor

This position assists the manager with overseeing staff, collaborating with teammates, and helping where needed. Responsibilities include producing and maintaining work schedules, preparing production packets, and directing daily activities.

Learn more and apply at: https://aramark.dejobs.org/columbus-ga/food-service-supervisor/47BC7C502CED4B929999100AE35391CA/job/

Pathways Center is Hiring-CNA/Direct Support Professional

The person in this role will provide community residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities. These services are a range of interventions with a particular focus on training and support in one’s daily living skills to include eating and drinking, toileting, personal grooming and health care, dressing, communication, interpersonal relationships, mobility, home management, and use of leisure time.

Learn more and apply at: https://careers.georgia.gov/jobs/cna-direct-support-professional-27556

Home Depot is Hiring-Freight/Receiving

Associates in Freight/Receiving positions ensure the store is stocked and ready for business every day. They load and unload trucks, move material from the receiving area throughout the store, may operate forklifts and may perform critical functions for maintaining proper on-hands and pricing for our customers.

Learn more and apply at: https://careers.homedepot.com/job/6947521/

Walmart is Hiring –Vision Associate

The right candidate for this position must be able to provide great customer service; help customers see better by helping them choose the perfect set of glasses; answer customer questions; assist customers with special orders; maintain and secure inventory; assist and check out customers with glasses and contacts.

Apply at Higher Hire: https://www.higher-hire.com/Application-a/?jobid=107381503&subaffid=300072&JobType=Customer+Service

ATALIAN Global Services is Hiring-Floor Tech (Operations)

Must provide verifiable work experience using a ride-on Floor Scrubber, stripping, waxing and buffing floors; carpet extraction; at least 1 year of cleaning, janitorial or housekeeping experience. Candidates must be able to work independently without direct supervision. High School diploma is required.

Learn more and apply at: https://www.joblinkapply.com/Joblink/5972/Job/Index/590540/floor-tech

General Mills is Hiring

Hiring For: Part Time Retail Sales Associate
Additional Info:
Blue Buffalo is hiring a Part Time Retail Sales Associate to act as our in-store brand ambassador
Opportunity to work with animals
$13/hour pay
Benefits include: 401K, paid training, flexible schedule, and pet food reimbursement
Apply here: PT Retail Sales Associate
If you are interested in working for General Mills and want to receive information from them when other jobs open up in Columbus, click this link: https://www.employedusa.com/Landing/?TemplateId=32&Company=General%20Mills&CompanyId=21

Columbus Consolidated Government is Hiring

Hiring For: Administrative Secretaries
Additional Info:
Both Parks & Recreation and METRA are looking for an Administrative Secretary
The Parks & Rec position will maintain department files and records; prepare reports; develop programs; coordinate, plan, and schedule special events; perform data entry duties; answer the office telephone; perform other duties as needed
The METRA position will manage correspondence, update records, assist Transit Specialists with transit planning activities, and record/update inventory along with other duties
Learn more and apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/columbusga/jobs/3643693/administrative-secretary-park-services-g10?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Piedmont Hiring Patient Care Techs – Day & Night Positions Available

Entry level position
High school diploma or GED required
BLS certification required
Provide care to patients from birth through the lifecycle, demonstrating competency with treatments, procedures and equipment appropriate to the clinical setting and hospital policy
Search for Patient Care Tech in Columbus – https://piedmontcareers.org/search

Transportation Available for Interviews and Work

Better Work Columbus has partnered with United Way to provide one round trip Lyft ride to candidates for work, interview, or eligible employment training.

You must have the Lyft App downloaded on your phone and have completed a Better Work job application to receive a code
Codes are good for 30 days and can only be used in GA
Each code will cover up to $25 for each way, with a max of $50 for the round trip
Be sure to submit your request at least 48 hours before an interview – we cannot guarantee last minute requests
Click the link to Submit your Lyft Ride Request https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdt0bkq-NMx90HmQyP5ZKMJqg2WeKNIdn7eQxNwm8ThI9qsOA/viewform

Enrichment Services is Hiring – Apply online

Would you like to make a difference in your community and help someone turn hope into reality? Then ESP is the place for you.
Benefits include: medical, dental, vision; 401K, paid holidays and school breaks.
Currently hiring in GA and AL
Hiring For: Early Head Start and Head Start Teachers, Center Family Support Manager, Assistant Center Manager, Education Specialist, Assistant, Custodian, Cook Bus Driver, and much more
Visit https://enrichmentservices.org/careers/ to search for jobs and apply

AFB International Is Hiring

About: AFB develops, manufactures, and sells palatant ingredients to pet food companies worldwide. Palatants are ingredients that make pet foods, treats, and supplements taste great, ensuring pets enjoy their feeding occasions and get the vital nutrients they need. AFB’s new facility in Columbus will be located at the Muscogee Technology Park

Hiring For: Management, engineering, operations, and administrative support positions

Additional Info: Operations are expected to begin in 2024, but you can apply now to let them know you are interested. https://afbinternational.com/careers/

Find Updated Job Info on Facebook

Link Daily to Jobs and Resources – New resources for employment and other needs are posted and shared on the Facebook Better Work Columbus page. Check it regularly for new opportunities and up to date information. https://www.facebook.com/BetterWorkColumbus/

Literacy Alliance: Basic Adult Literacy Classes

Location: Marshall Success Center
Address: 1830 Shepherd Drive, Columbus, GA 31906
Additional Info:
These classes are for adults (17+) who want to work on reading, writing, math, and pre-GED prep
Classes are from 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Call 706-575-1449 to learn more

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training & Certification Program

Location: Columbus Career Center
Address: 2601 Cross Country Drive, Columbus, GA 31906
Additional Info: CPR training teaches individuals and emergency medical rescuers how to recognize and provide immediate action when a person suffers sudden cardiac arrest. Individuals who complete the training receive certification from the American Red Cross. 1 Day | 5 Hours | 2 Year Certification. Call 762-208-4381to learn more.

Get your Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training at Goodwill

Location: Midtown Columbus
Address: 2601 Cross Country Dr, Bldg B
Earn an industry-recognized credential and license in the state of Georgia as a CNA.Students receive 30 days of hands-on training that equips them with essential patient care skills. A nursing instructor provides assistance in developing individuals and providing them with the skills they need to pass the certification exams. Studentsare also assigned a 24-hour clinical rotation at a local health provider partner.Call (762) 208-4381for more information.

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211

211 is a service of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley to connect individuals with local resources. Search online, “text your zip code to 898211 for resources or dial 211 M-F, 7am-8pm for assistance from a specialist.

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Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha’s mission is to connect all people in need and the programs that serve them (with dignity and ease). Their support and resources search feature is free, open to the public, and easy to use so anyone can find help and connect with programs in just a few clicks.“

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