More than 800 immediate and future job openings will be available to job seekers at the Northwest Georgia Career Expo on Thursday, in Walker County. The expo will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 North Highway 27 in Rock Spring.

About 40 employers from eight Northwest Georgia counties and Chattanooga have registered for the expo. They will be interviewing and hiring for manufacturing positions, including assembly-line workers, forklift operators, maintenance technicians and welders. Other employers will be hiring retail and clerical workers, along with those in health care and social services.

Among the employers scheduled to participate are CCM, Convergys-Chattanooga, Elwood Staffing, Express Employment Professionals, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Hayes State Prison, Hutcheson Medical Center, Lake Winnepausaukah, Lookout Mountain Community Services, Lowe’s Home Center, Mattex, Mercy Senior Care, Mohawk Industries, Onin Staffing, Primary Healthcare Centers, Quality Staffing, Randstad, Roper Corporation, Safehaven, See Rock City, Shaw Industries, Tennessee American Water, Victory Sign Industries, 2Work Staffing, University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center, U.S. Xpress, and Zaxby’s.