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650 People Attend Second Chance Job Fair in Huntsville

Job seekers talk with representatives of Capital Management Services at the 2019 Second Chance Job Fair. (Photo: Claire Aiello, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber)

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Scroll through the gallery above to see pictures from the event!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 27, 2019) – Wednesday, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber took the opportunity to collaborate with the local Alabama Career Center, the Alabama Community College System, other nonprofits, and community agencies to help bridge the gap between under-resourced job seekers and employers.

We hosted the Second Chance Job Fair, a hiring event for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, have dropped out of high school, who are not achieving their full potential, or are in need of a second career chance.  This was the first type of event like this for the Huntsville area, and it was a big success – about 650 job seekers attended over the five-hour time frame to meet with approximately 60 companies. Due to positive feedback from candidates and employers, we are already planning to do more events like this in the future.

The job fair was held at the Jaycee Community Building, located at 2180 Airport Road SW in Huntsville. The mission of this initiative is to assist our local companies in finding capable workers and to empower members of our community by improving their quality of life and financial stability.

There was no cost for companies or job seekers to participate.  Employers represented a variety of industries, including hospitality, home care, construction, home improvement, staffing, and financial services.

If you are looking for work but were not able to attend the Second Chance Job Fair, please visit the Alabama Career Center, located at 2535 Sparkman Drive in Huntsville.

 

by Claire Aiello
VP, Marketing & Communications
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
caiello@hsvchamber.org