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Fourth Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities to be Held October 5

September 14, 2022

ADOL

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2022

Fourth Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities to be Held October 5

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Career Center System / Alabama Department of Labor, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the City of Mobile, and Gray Media, will host a job fair aimed to assist those with disabilities find work on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center. Additional partners include 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. 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 those with disabilities 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, and Montgomery. The event has been paused since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am proud to host the fourth 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. People with disabilities are excellent employees and contribute greatly to our economy.”

“Alabamians want to work – and that includes those with disabilities,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “ Employers need employees, especially now when our unemployment rate is so low and many businesses and industries are still recovering after the pandemic. Our mission at ADOL is to match employers with employees, and that’s what we will do.”

More than 10 companies have already registered for the event, with more being added daily. A full listing of employers and positions is available at: www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair.
The job fair is free for both employers and jobseekers and all are welcome. Jobseekers and employers are encouraged to pre-register online at www.labor.alabama.gov/JobFairRegistration. On-site registration will also be offered.

If jobseekers have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, they should call the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services at 251-479-8611.
The facility is accessible and buses and vans are welcome.
“We are especially thankful for the continued cooperation and enthusiasm of our partners in this event, Governor Kay Ivey, Mayor Sandy Stimpson, the City of Mobile, Gray Media, 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 staff from area career centers will be onsite at the job fair to assist jobseekers in applying for jobs.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 5
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Mobile Civic Center
401 Civic Center Dr.
Mobile, AL

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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Communications Director Tara Hutchison.

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