OXFORD, Ala. – East AlabamaWorks is putting on a regional job fair Thursday, Nov. 1.

The event will be held at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama. The free event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and will feature dozens of employers representing a variety of employment sectors from Manufacturing to Retail and all points in between.

East AlabamaWorks covers seven counties in East Alabama and employers from all over the region will be on hand trying to fill current job openings. The company expect more than two-thousand open jobs to be represented. Employers are encouraged to interview potential employees, and even hire new employees, on the spot that day. Interview rooms will be provided for employers who wish to conduct private, on-site interviews.

East AalabamaWorks said job seekers should arrive dressed professionally for job interviews, and should bring several copies of a current resume, along with photo ID, and any other items necessary to successfully apply for jobs.

Additionally, the Alabama Career Centers bus will be on-site to help job seekers with resume preparation and to provide assistance with setting up online Alabama JobLink accounts. Career Center personnel will also be conducting on-site seminars for job seekers who wish to improve their chances of being hired. There will also be an area where job seekers can have their resume reviewed and critiqued by Career Advisors from Jacksonville State University’s Career Services Office.

The Career Centers will also be providing pre-event skill seminars at their respective locations.

Anniston Career Center – 1731 Coleman Rd – Monday, Oct. 29 – 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Gadsden Career Center – 216 North 5th Street – Tuesday, Oct. 30 – 1 p.m.

Talladega Career Center – 1005 South Street East – Tuesday, Oct. 30 – 9 a.m.

Employers with current job openings should pre-register for the HIRING FAIR by visiting labor.alabama.gov/jobfair and follow the Online Employer Registration Instructions.

Job seekers should pre-register using the same link, labor.alabama.gov/jobfair, and follow the instructions for Job Candidate Registration. Pre-registration for job seekers is encouraged, but not required.

You can learn more about the East Alabama Regional Hiring Fair, and more about East Alabama Workforce Development, by visiting eastalabamaworks.com.

Register for Alabama’s free online job search service by visiting joblink.alabama.gov or visit your local Alabama Career Center in person.

East AlabamaWorks is a not-for-profit organization that represents the state’s Alabama Workforce Council in Region 2 (Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph and Talladega Counties). The mission of East AlabamaWorks is to promote workforce development by working directly with business and industry to identify their workforce needs and to communicate those needs back to the community, educators, training providers, and local leaders. East AlabamaWorks also oversees Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding and programs in Region 2.

The Alabama Career Centers are the state’s one-stop resource for job seekers and employers. There are fifty Alabama Career Centers located throughout the state offering free employment services to Alabama citizens and businesses.

The Oxford Civic Center is located at 401 McCullars Ln., Oxford, Alabama 36203.

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