Career Centers to Host Mobile Regional Job Fair; More Than 2,200 Jobs Will Be Available
The Alabama Career Center System is partnering with WKRG-TV News, the City of Mobile and the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment to host a regional job fair on Thursday, March 22. The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center, and is free and open to the public. The first hour (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) will be open to military veterans only.
More than 90 employers are scheduled to attend, representing more than 2,200 available jobs.
Job-seekers 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. Job-seekers 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 Mobile Career Center at 251-461-4146. There is no charge for employers to participate.
“We are especially thankful for the continued cooperation and enthusiasm of our partners in this event, WKRG News, Mayor Sandy Stimpson, SWAPTE and the City of Mobile,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “The dedication and collaboration between local governments, state government and private industry is what makes these job fairs a success.”
Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés. They should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.
“Whether you are employed or underemployed, I encourage everyone on the job hunt to come to this free job fair. To become the most business-friendly city, we need a skilled workforce to fill these jobs coming to the city of Mobile,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
Dozens of people attended a recent job preparation workshop 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 and staff from the area career centers will be onsite at the job fair to assist job-seekers in applying for jobs.
A press briefing will be held in the Civic Center at 9:30 a.m. prior to the opening of the job fair. Mayor Stimpson, Labor Secretary Washington, SWAPTE President Sydney Raines and other leaders will speak.
The Mobile Civic Center is at 401 Civic Center Drive.
For more information about the job fair or to view a listing of upcoming job fairs, go online to Alabama Joblink.