ATLANTA -- In just under a month, MARTA starts rapid transit bus service in Clayton County.
The new service will link the County to downtown Atlanta and the rest of the metro area, opening new job opportunities to thousands of county residents. But MARTA is also in the job market, looking to fill positions before it launches service March 21.
Despite having the world's busiest airport, the county also faces the highest level of unemployment in metro Atlanta.
Clayton County hopes that regional mass transit will help spur the unemployment spike and bring internal county economic growth.
MARTA is doing its part, holding another job fair Friday, Feb. 27, in Forest Park to fill 80 open positions that range from bus driver to computer technician.
The job fair's host, State Sen. Gail Davenport, says it's simple: "People just need jobs."