Regional job fair in Selma to feature over 1,500 positions

Published 8:06 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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The Alabama Career Center System, in partnership with the Alabama News Network, the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA), and Selma University, will host a regional job fair on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Selma University. The event is part of Alabama’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Initiative. The job fair is free and open to the public.

More than 25 employers are currently scheduled to attend, including: Caddell Construction, International Paper, Shoreline Transportation, and more. A full listing of employers can be found at  More employers are being added daily, and over 1,500 available jobs are represented.

“We’re excited to be working with our great partners in the Selma area to highlight available jobs in the region,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.  “The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs is working hard to highlight the successes of Alabama’s HBCUs and Selma University has graciously allowed us to host our event on their campus.  The Alabama News Network does a great job of keeping the Selma area informed and we’re happy to partner with them to help jobseekers come face-to-face with employers.”

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“The Alabama Department of Labor has done an amazing job connecting Alabamians with the needs of employers around the State,” stated Nichelle Nix, Director of Alabama’s Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs.  “As part of our agency’s HBCU Initiative, we chose to partner with Secretary Washington and his team to hold job fairs on the campus of Selma University, and other Alabama HBCUs in the near future, in order to draw attention to and connect the talent that exists on the campuses of Alabama’s HBCUs with employers around the state.”

Jobseekers are encouraged to pre-register online at 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 or contact the Selma Career Center at (334) 872-0471.  There is no charge for employers to participate.

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 staff from the area career centers will be onsite at the job fair to assist jobseekers in applying for jobs.

Governor Kay Ivey has made job creation a priority of her administration and works with the Alabama Workforce Council to foster collaboration between government, industry, and education. The Alabama Workforce Council Area 5 includes the following counties: Perry, Dallas, Autauga, Lowndes, Coosa, Elmore, Montgomery, Tallapoosa, Macon, Bullock, Chambers, Lee, and Russell Counties.

The Alabama Department of Labor / The Alabama Career Center System is a partner in Alabama Works, Alabama’s unified workforce system.