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Third Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities to be Held October 3

September 19, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2019

Third Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities to be Held October 3

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Career Center System / Alabama Department of Labor, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the City of Montgomery, WSFA News, Alabama Works, United Ability, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Governor’s Office on Disability, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind will host a job fair aimed to assist those with disabilities find work on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The job fair will be held during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

Previous Governor’s Job Fairs for People with Disabilities were held in Birmingham and Huntsville, drawing a combined attendance of more than 1,400 jobseekers and 182 employers.

“I am proud to host the third annual job fair to help those with disabilities connect with employers,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “We have record low unemployment in Alabama right now, but that doesn’t mean that everyone who wants a job has one. We know that those with disabilities are excellent employees and we want to encourage employers to attend and meet with these wonderful men and women.”

“These events have been very successful in the past,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “Alabamians want to work – and that includes those with disabilities. Employers need employees, especially now when our unemployment rate is so low. Our mission at ADOL is to match employers with employees, and that’s what we will do.”

“The City of Montgomery is the Capital of Dreams for each and every one of its citizens regardless of any challenges they may face. We are proud of our partnership with the State and the Department of Labor as we continue assisting every jobseeker in pursuit of employment,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
More than 30 companies have already registered for the event, with over 1,500 available jobs, with more being added. A full listing of employers and positions is available at: www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair.
A training webinar will be available for employers to learn the do’s and don’ts for interviewing those with disabilities.
The job fair is free for both employers and jobseekers and all are welcome. Employers can register online or by calling the Montgomery Career Center at 334-286-1746. 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. On-site registration will also be offered.

If jobseekers have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, they should call 205-290-4458.
The facility is accessible and buses and vans are welcome. There will also be an accessible shuttle bus for overflow parking.
“We are especially thankful for the continued cooperation and enthusiasm of our partners in this event, Governor Kay Ivey, Mayor Todd Strange, the City of Montgomery, WSFA News, and all of our other agency partners. The dedication and collaboration between local governments, state government, and private industry is what makes these job fairs a success,” said Washington.

Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés, be prepared to interview, and should be dressed professionally. Interview space will be provided.

The Alabama Career Center System’s mobile career center along with staff from area career centers will be onsite at the job fair to assist jobseekers in applying for jobs.

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Multiplex at Cramton Bowl
220 Hall St.
Montgomery, AL 36104

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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Members of the media needing more information should contact Tara Hutchison at 334-242-8616 / tara.hutchison@labor.alabama.gov



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