Alabama 7th District U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell will host her 5th Annual Congressional Job Fair next week, bringing together 125 employers from a diverse range of sectors throughout the 7th Congressional District.
On Thursday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sewell will host the job fair, a continuation of the inaugural event held in Birmingham in 2012, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in the North/South Exhibition Halls.
Sewell’s Job Fair comes at a welcome time as Alabama’s June unemployment rate was 6 percent, representing 130,349 unemployed people.
“I am thrilled to have the job fair return to Birmingham where I launched this effort in 2012,” said Sewell. “My top priority remains getting Alabamians back to work, and as representative of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, it is important that I address unemployment in every area that I represent.”
Individuals are encouraged to come dressed for success with resumes in hand, as employers will be looking to fill current openings in numerous job sectors.
The event is open to the public and free to attend.