WCCS to host third annual Black Belt Job Fair

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

Area residents out of work or looking for another job need to copy their resumes.

The third annual Black Belt Job Fair promises to be bigger than last year as about 30 employers will be on hand looking for potential hires. The region consists of two of the top three counties in Alabama with the highest percentage of jobless.

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Only Bullock and neighboring Wilcox counties have a higher rate of unemployment in the state, both at 8.9 percent. Dallas County is third highest in unemployment at 8.1 percent.

Hosted by Wallace Community College Selma, the effort to link employers with employees is in partnership with U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Alabama, Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, the City of Selma, Selma Employment Office and Career Link.

Last year’s job fair attracted an estimated 1,200 participants from the Black Belt counties of Dallas, Chilton, Perry, Wilcox, Lowndes and Marengo counties.

The fair is free and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium.

The following companies will be accepting applications and discuss their current employment opportunities during the Oct. 30 job fair at WCCS.

City of Selma

Alabama Employment Office

Wallace Community College

Selma Career Link

WAKA Channel 8


United Methodist Children Home

Wilcox County Board of Education


US Army Corps of Engineers

WCCS Adult Education

Mutual Savings Insurance Company

Dallas County Health Department

District Attorneys Office

District Judges Office

Selma City School System

Dallas County School System

Vaughan Regional Hospital

Bush Hog

American Apparel

Regions Bank

Selma Society of Human Resource Manager