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Tuscaloosa Job Fair

May 24, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2018

Job Fair to be Held in Tuscaloosa; Veterans Encouraged to Attend
More than 50 Employers Registered with Over 2,600 Available Jobs

TUSCALOOSA - The Alabama Career Center System, in partnership with the Association of the U.S. Army, West Alabama Division, the Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Authority, and the Tuscaloosa News, will host a Job Fair on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McDonald Hughes Community Center. The job fair is free and open to the public.

More than 50 employers are scheduled to attend, including: Westrock-Eutaw Folding, Yokohama Tire, the University of Alabama, Polaris Industries, Georgia Pacific, Academy Sports, and more. (Full listing of employers can be found at www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair, with more being added daily.) More than 2,600 available jobs are represented.

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.

Veterans will be given priority assistance and those with military backgrounds are strongly encouraged to register and attend.

A series of workshops to prepare jobseekers for the fair will be held May 29-June 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day at the Tuscaloosa Career Center, located at 202 Skyland Drive. Sessions include: résumé preparation, interview preparation, job fair preparation, and a session targeted to veterans.

“We are excited to bring together so many employers with so many available jobs in the Tuscaloosa area,” 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 so many career fields. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a job or looking for a change in career.”

“We invite all veterans to attend the job fair. This is a great opportunity to obtain a great job. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Fitzgerald Washington, Alabama Secretary of Labor and his team for their support in making the job fair a reality." said Nicolas Britto, President, Association of the U.S. Army, West/Central Alabama Chapter.
Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés. They should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

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

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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