Let’s get down to business, Bama. It’s no secret that companies are looking to hire and create new jobs all across the state. Northern Alabama, especially booming cities such as Birmingham and Huntsville, make up one-third of the statewide population. The real question is: how do I even start looking? We rounded up 5 hiring events in Birmingham and Huntsville that will help you land your dream job. As a bonus, we’ve also rounded up free resources to help you prepare so all you need to bring is your resume and a sense of confidence.
Northern Alabama Job Fairs
1. Culinary Services Group Job Fair
Have a knack for food and a passion for making a difference? Culinary Services is looking to hire food service working for Highland Medical Center in Scottsboro, AL and Cumberland Nursing & Rehab in Bridgeport, AL. As a top 50 Contract Food Service Management Company, they specialize in senior care, hospitals and behavioral healthcare.
- Northeast Alabama Community College, 138 AL-35, Rainsville, AL 35986
- June 16, 12PM-5PM
- Offers competitive pay and on the job training
2. Vuteq’s Summer Saturday Career Fair
North Alabama, this one is for you. If manufacturing is in your wheelhouse, Vuteq, a Huntsville Mazda and Toyota supplier, is hiring every summer Saturday for all positions related to manufacturing and assembly.
- Parkway Place Mall, 2801 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
- Every Saturday from June 19–August 7, 10AM-3PM
- RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or texting “HIRE NOW” to 256-612-7739
3. #JobsOffice Virtual Job Fair and Career Expo
The future of job hunting is here! Using Wertual, an AI career development software, possible job matches are able to contact participants 2-3 days before the event. Wertual, by TAO.ai, supports blue collar community members who want to succeed in finding their dream role. Using skill connectivity and the power combined with AI software, they maximize access to great jobs and professional relationships. Almost every industry from A-Z is represented at this hiring event, so job seekers can use this resource statewide.
- Virtually, sign up today
- Every first Friday of the month
- Visit this link to enter the hiring event here
4. Birmingham City Schools- Teacher Recruitment Weekend
With a higher-than-average teacher salary and lower cost of living, teaching in a Birmingham city school certainly has its perks. Come join the faculty at Birmingham City Schools for a weekend of professional opportunities, food and entertainment. With the slogan of “Teach here, play anywhere”, it is sure to be a can’t miss hiring event.
- The Birmingham Public Library-Central Branch, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
- Friday, June 25, 6PM-9PM, and Saturday, June 26, 9AM-2 PM
- Register here
5. Birmingham Virtual Job Fair
Want to work for the big dogs? Birmingham Virtual Job Fair has boasted past participants such as Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Coca-Cola and more. This is a virtual event, so things are more accessible than ever. Prepare your resume, folks, this is going to be a fun one.
- Tuesday, July 20, 11AM-2PM
- Free to register here
So, how do I prepare for these hiring events?
Great question! As more employers are recognizing the need for great employees, more resources are becoming available to help job seekers succeed in their search.
Wanting to bridge common gaps between business, industry and education, Central Six is a regional nonprofit that works to provide resources across all of Alabama that make the hunt for a great job just a little easier. From providing a comprehensive list of childcare resources to case management, they provide programs for all people of all ages. They even have the ability to provide Lyft rides to job seekers needing transportation to and from interviews. Talk about genius!
For more information on Central Six, visit their website here.
But wait, I don’t have a resume… To that, Alabama Works is here to save the day. This statewide company behind Central Six is your go-to resource for everything job related. Amongst many other career resources, they provide a resume builder tool so that you can come prepared to crush your next interview. They also provide labor market statistics and demographic information about every county in Alabama so that you can confidently take the next step in your career.
For more Alabama Works resources, visit their website here.
2-1-1 Counts-United Ways of Alabama
Launched in 2014, this comprehensive list of resources by the United Way can help job seekers figure out their passions and improve their confidence with career counseling and development contacts. 2-1-1 isn’t limited to jobs, either. Job seekers can also access unemployment services, food assistance, housing and mental health services.
To search Alabama United Way 2-1-1 Counts database, click here.