FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2018
Job Fair to be Held on October 3 – Emphasis on Public Safety Careers
Open to the Public; 75+ Employers to Attend with More Than 2,500 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, October 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex in Montgomery. This year, there is an emphasis on hiring for public safety occupations, such as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. More than 600 public safety jobs are represented at the job fair. Other employers from all other sectors will also be represented.
More than 75 employers are scheduled to attend, including: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, Schneider National, Koch Foods, Jackson Hospital, and more. A full listing of employers and the available jobs can be accessed at www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair and click on “See What Companies Are Coming to the Job Fair.” More than 2,500 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.
“Even though we are experiencing better unemployment rates, there are still Alabamians out there who need a job. Not only that, a lot of people are ready to change careers and now is a great time to do that, since employers are more competitive,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “And our job fairs require all employers to have available jobs to fill – it’s one of our requirements to participate.”
“It is a sign of a good economy that businesses continue to hire new employees and at good wages,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “I appreciate the hard work of the people at the Alabama Department of Labor for connecting job seekers with employers. Their work is why Alabama is seeing record low unemployment.”
“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.
“We commend Secretary Washington, WSFA 12 News and the Alabama Department of Labor for partnering again with us to connect Montgomery job candidates to careers featuring competitive salaries, a range of benefits and a true sense of fulfillment. A recent survey of job creators by the University of Alabama puts business confidence in Montgomery near a record high, and this optimism translates to greater opportunities for job seekers in the River Region. We encourage everyone to share this good news, especially with those interested in advancing or pursuing careers in public safety, medicine and advanced manufacturing,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés, be prepared to interview, and dressed professionally. Interview space will be provided.
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, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, ADOL Communications Director Tara Hutchison, and WSFA 12 General Manager Mark Bunting.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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.
Members of the media needing more information should contact Tara Hutchison at 334-242-8616 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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