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Regional Job Fair to be Held in Gadsden Next Week

June 22, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2017

Regional Job Fair to be Held in Gadsden Next Week
More than 80 Employers Registered with Over 3,000 Available Jobs

GADSDEN - The Alabama Career Center System, in partnership with WBRC Fox 6 News and the City of Gadsden, will host a regional job fair on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 at the Tracks in Gadsden. The job fair is free and open to the public.

More than 80 employers are scheduled to attend, including: American Apparel, Decatur Plastic Products, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Honda North America South Hub, Huron Valley Steel, KTH Leesburg Products, and more. (Full listing of employers attached, with more being added daily.) More than 3,000 available jobs are represented.

The job fair is free and open to the public. Jobseekers 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. Jobseekers may also register on-site.

Employers who wish to register for the job fair can also visit www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair or contact the Gadsden Career Center at (256) 546-4667. There is no charge for employers to participate.

“We are excited to host our first regional job fair in northeast Alabama,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “We have recruited a variety of employers to participate in the job fair and all of them have available jobs to fill – it’s one of our requirements to participate. There are opportunities in health care, law enforcement, manufacturing, and many more. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a job or looking for a change in career.”

“Our partners in this event, WBRC Fox 6 News, Mayor Sherman Guyton and the Gadsden City Council, the City of Gadsden, and the Region 2 Workforce Council, are dedicated to providing the residents in this area with job opportunities. Teamwork makes these jobs fairs so successful,” said Washington.
“We are proud that the City of Gadsden is a leader in workforce development, education and putting people to work. Having more than 80 employers in our community and from across the region come to Gadsden for this job fair is proof of our ongoing dedication to helping anyone in our community that needs a job to find a good job. In this City of Champions, we are Champions of Work, Champions of Prosperity, and Champions for the Success of everyone in our community,” said Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton.
“WBRC is proud to be a partner in this important community service event. We are especially thankful for the continued cooperation and enthusiasm of our partners in this event. The dedication and collaboration between local government, state government, and private industry is what makes these job fairs a success,” said Fox 6 General Manager Collin R. Gaston.
Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés. They should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

Dozens attended a series of job preparation workshops held over the past week to help prospective employees prepare for the job fair. Staff from the area career centers coached applicants in résumé preparation, interview skills, and how to dress for success.

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

Jobseekers can park at the Gadsden Career Center (216 North 5th Street) and Gadsden Convention Hall (344 South 1st St.) and ride shuttle buses to the event.

There will be a press briefing prior to the job fair inside the facility at 8:30 a.m. with Governor Kay Ivey, Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton, Fox 6 GM Collin R. Gaston, and Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.


WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 210 at the Tracks
210 Locust St.
Gadsden, AL 35901

The Alabama Workforce Council was formed to foster collaboration between government, industry, and education. The Alabama Workforce Council Region 2 includes the following counties: Etowah, Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega, Clay, and Randolph.

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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