Hundreds of jobs seekers converged on the campus of Enterprise State Community College on July 31 for the annual Wiregrass-Fort Rucker Job Fair.
Over 800 people preregistered for the event, according to Southeast Alabama Works Director Ryan Richards.
He said that the job fair allows job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or employed and searching for a new career or field to touch base with different business leaders and industries. He said that this allows Southeast Alabama Works to fulfill its role to Alabama workers and Alabama industries.
“I think our role—as Southeast Alabama Works—is to connect industry with job seekers and that’s one thing that this job fair allows us to do is to help our industry partners find employees that fit their company’s mission,” Richards said.
Businesses throughout Enterprise, Coffee County, Dale County, Houston County and Covington County all attended the fair as well as some out of state businesses.
The event also had 148 out of 150 businesses preregister, according to Enterprise Career Center Veteran Employment Case Manager and Coordinator Mike Warren.
He said the fair is just one way that the Enterprise Career Center tries to give back to the community.
“It’s something that we do every year to give back to the community and try to assist the community in finding jobs as well as build the community,” Warren said.
ESCC President Matt Rodgers said the job fair is just another way that the school shows its commitment as the community’s college.
“Our goal is to serve our community and hosting an event like this is just one of the many things we do,” Rodgers said. “It’s a great opportunity for community members to be on our campus, it’s great opportunity for them to meet businesses and industries and also some might have need for additional training or a different kind of training and we certainly want to provide that to the members of our community.”