FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2017
Regional Job Fair to be Held on November 1
Open to the Public; 80 Employers to Attend with More Than 3,300 Jobs
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Career Center System, in partnership with WSFA 12 News and the City of Montgomery, will host a regional job fair on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex in Montgomery.
More than 80 employers are scheduled to attend, including: BBT Bank, Baptist Health, Coca-Cola, Madix, Neptune Technology Group, Schneider Trucking, Jackson Hospital, and more. A full listing of employers and the available jobs can be accessed at www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair/employerreport.aspx. More than 3,300 available jobs are represented.
The job fair is free and open to the public. There is still available space for employers. Jobseekers and employers are encouraged to pre-register online at www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair. Pre-registering will allow for faster entry, and participants are strongly encouraged to print their confirmation and bring it with them to the job fair or to save their confirmation e-mail on their phones.
“We began our regional job fair initiative in Montgomery, and now we’re hosting our third job fair in the River Region,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “We continue to attract more and more employers, and all of them have available jobs to fill – it’s one of our requirements to participate. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a job or looking for a change in career.”
“We are especially thankful for the continued cooperation and enthusiasm of our partners in this event, WSFA 12 News, Mayor Todd Strange, and the City of Montgomery. The dedication and collaboration between local governments, state government, and private industry is what makes these job fairs a success,” said Washington.
“In 2016, Montgomery led the state of Alabama with more than 1,700 announced new jobs. Our unemployment rate has fallen to 3.4%. Job fairs such as this are crucial to maintaining our economic prosperity and delivering opportunities to our citizens,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
Applicants should come to the job fair with their multiple copies of their résumés, be prepared to interview, and should be dressed professionally. Interview space will be provided.
A Job Readiness Workshop will be held on Monday, October 30 at the Montgomery Career Center, located at 1060 East South Blvd., to prepare jobseekers by providing training in interview skills, résumé assistance, and more. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register by calling 334-286-1746 ext. 257.
The Alabama Career Center System’s mobile career center along with staff from the Montgomery Career Center will be onsite at the job fair to assist jobseekers in applying for jobs.
There will be a press briefing prior to the job fair inside the Multiplex at 8:30 a.m. with Mayor Strange, Representative John Knight, Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, and a representative from WSFA 12.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Cramton Bowl Multiplex
1215 Madison Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Governor Kay Ivey has made job creation a priority of her administration. The Alabama Workforce Council exists to foster collaboration between government, industry, and education. The Alabama Workforce Council Region 5 includes the following counties: Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, Autauga, Coosa, Elmore, Montgomery, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, Macon, and Bullock.
The Alabama Department of Labor / The Alabama Career Center System is a partner in Alabama Works, Alabama’s unified workforce system.
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