More than 125 Employers Registered with Over 3,100 Available Jobs
HUNTSVILLE – The Alabama Career Center System, in partnership with WAFF 48 News and the City of Huntsville, will host a regional job fair on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The job fair is free and open to the public.
More than 125 employers are scheduled to attend, including: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Regions Bank, Aerojet Rocketdyne, GE Aviation, Polaris, Belk, Walmart, Home Depot, and more. (Full listing of employers attached, with more being added daily.) More than 3,100 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 Huntsville Career Center at (256) 851-0537. There is no charge for employers to participate.
“We are excited to host our first regional job fair in North Alabama,” said Alabama Department of
Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “A huge variety of employers have registered for the job fair, encompassing all sorts of career fields, such as engineering, hospitality, banking, retail, education, and more. All of them have available jobs to fill – it’s one of our requirements to participate. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a job or looking for a change in career.”
“We are especially thankful for the continued cooperation and enthusiasm of our partners in this event, WAFF 48 News, Mayor Tommy Battle, and the City of Huntsville. The dedication and collaboration between local governments, state government, and private industry is what makes these job fairs a success,” said Washington.
“Huntsville has one of the most highly skilled workforces in the country. This regional job fair presents a terrific opportunity for job-seekers to connect with the many industries and businesses looking for quality employees,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.
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 two weeks in order to help prospective employees prepare for the job fair. Staff from the area career centers, along with other workforce development partners, 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.
There will be a press briefing prior to the job fair inside the Multiplex at 8:30 a.m. with Mayor Battle, local legislators, and Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Von Braun Center, South Hall 1 700 Monroe St. Huntsville, AL 35801
Governor Bentley has made job creation a priority of his administration, creating the Alabama Workforce Council to foster collaboration between government, industry, and education. The Alabama Workforce Council Region 1 includes the following counties: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Madison, Morgan, Cullman, Jackson, Marshall, and DeKalb.
The Alabama Department of Labor / The Alabama Career Center System is a partner in Alabama Works, Alabama’s unified workforce system.
Media Release/Tara Hutchison
Alabama Department of Labor