Job fair comes to 7th Congressional District

Published 8:54 pm Monday, July 17, 2017

Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s sixth annual Congressional Job Fair is right around the corner, and dozens of employers will be there looking to make new hires.

The job fair, which started in 2012 as a way to help reduce unemployment, will be held in Livingston at the University of West Alabama in the Hughes Gymnasium on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Sewell’s office, more than 50 potential employers will be on hand to interview prospective employees. Some of those businesses are Alabama Power, Honda, Protective Life Corps, Wells Fargo, the University of Alabama, the U.S. military and many others.

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The state unemployment rate for May was 4.9 percent, but in many Black Belt counties that number is higher. Sumter County, where the job fair will be held had an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent in May. Wilcox County, which is also in the Black Belt region had a May unemployment number of 10.9 percent.

The job fair is free and open for anyone to attend.

Employers from Selma and Dallas County that will be attending the job fair are the city of Selma, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Bush Hog and others.

Registration is free and available online at

A full list of employers scheduled to be at the job fair can be found on Sewell’s website at