A job fair aimed at helping those with disabilities find employment is set for Oct. 3 in Montgomery.
The third annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities will be held during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, meant to bring awareness about employment issues for the disabled. The job fair will take place on Thursday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.
The first two such job fairs drew more than 1,400 jobseekers and 182 employers, according to a press release from Gov. Kay Ivey’s office.
“I am proud to host the third annual job fair to help those with disabilities connect with employers,” Ivey said in the release. “We have record low unemployment in Alabama right now, but that doesn’t mean that everyone who wants a job has one. We know that those with disabilities are excellent employees and we want to encourage employers to attend and meet with these wonderful men and women.”
“These events have been very successful in the past,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “Alabamians want to work – and that includes those with disabilities. Employers need employees, especially now when our unemployment rate is so low. Our mission at ADOL is to match employers with employees, and that’s what we will do.”
“The City of Montgomery is the Capital of Dreams for each and every one of its citizens regardless of any challenges they may face. We are proud of our partnership with the State and the Department of Labor as we continue assisting every jobseeker in pursuit of employment,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
Job seekers will be able to apply with the more than 30 companies have already registered for the event. There are more than 1,500 available jobs, and more being added. To see the full list of employers and positions available visit the Alabama Department of Labor’s website here.
A training webinar will be available for employers to learn the do’s and don’ts for interviewing those with disabilities.
The job fair is free for both employers and jobseekers, and employers can register online or by calling the Montgomery Career Center at 334-286-1746. Jobseekers and employers are encouraged to pre-register online here, which will allow for faster entry. 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. On-site registration will also be offered.
If jobseekers have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, they should call 205-290-4458.
The facility is accessible and buses and vans are welcome. There will also be an accessible shuttle bus for overflow parking.