Governor’s Job Fair for people with disabilities to be held Oct. 5

Fifth Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities
Fifth Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities(Alabama Department of Labor)
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 4:03 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2023 at 4:13 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama Career Center System/Alabama Department of Labor, in partnership with the The Office of the Alabama Governor and WBRC FOX6 News, is hosting a job fair aimed to assist those with disabilities.

The Fifth Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities will be held Thursday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lawson State Community College’s Birmingham campus. (3060 Wilson Road, SW, Birmingham, AL 35221).

“I am proud to host the Fifth Annual Job Fair to help those with disabilities connect with employers who need their services right away,” Governor Kay Ivey said in a press release. “The Job Fair is an excellent place to apply for jobs in education, medical care, government, hospitality, retail, law enforcement and much more. The doors are open for all to come down and see what works for you.”

The job fair will be held during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign held every year in October that raises awareness about employment issues for those with disabilities and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

Additional partners include United Ability, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, MAX Transit, the Governor’s Office on Disability, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind.

Companies continue to register for the event daily with more than 20 businesses already registered to attend. The job fair is free to both employers and jobseekers, but employers are encouraged to pre-register for the event online.

Jobseekers should bring several copies of their resumes and should be dressed professionally. Onsite interview space will be provided. The Alabama Career Center System’s team will be available to assist jobseekers in applying for jobs.

If additional accommodation is needed for jobseekers to participate in the job fair, contact the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services at 334-293-7500.

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