TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - People in Tuscaloosa are still looking for jobs even tough unemployment is low there.
Job seekers crowded the largest room inside Tuscaloosa’s McDonald Hughes Center. The group included Ashley Sullivan who didn’t leave empty handed.
“I came out today hoping and got hired for a position,” Sullivan told WBRC.
Sullivan said Bama Dining hired her soon after she applied for a job on Tuesday.
Tuscaloosa’s Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority organized the job and career fair in hopes of filling the local unemployment gap.
“This is an onsite, bring your resume, come dressed for success opportunity to gain employment today,” Doris Vaughans with Delta Sigma Theta explained.
The organization wanted people here to find jobs and get sound career advice.
“Having a job for me is something I can take pride in. I mean everybody likes having money in your pocket, that’s one thing,” Jacob Prewitt, a student from Stillman College went on to say.
The job fair fulfilled one of the sorority’s goals to provide programs to people in need in the community.
"It’s great. It brought a lot of people out interested in finding a job,” Sullivan concluded.
More than 35 vendors were on hand today.That tops the number of businesses and others here last year.