Baldwin County job fair begins

More than 900 people packed the Daphne Civic Center Tuesday looking for jobs.

They were attending the  14th annual Baldwin County Job Fair 

A LONG SEARCH

Angela Allen has put a lot of miles on her car looking for work.

Her situation:

She said, “(I was) laid off about three years now.  I’ve been back to Atlanta to here, just back and forth trying to find a job.”

Allen is hoping she’ll find work at the  job fair.

BROAD RANGE OF COMPANIES

Lee Lawson the Chief Executive Officer of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, said, “We’ve got everyone from advanced manufacturing positions all across the board, and some of the big employers in the region.”

Employers like UTC Aerospace.

Marty Kassulke with UTC Aerospace said, “We’re hiring for some of our manufacturing positions, as well as some of our business development positions.”

Vulcan, Incorporated was also represented.

Recruiter Sharon Markey said,  “Hopefully, soon, we will be accepting applications.  We look for hard working individuals with a good, strong work ethic.”

DIFFERENT PRIORITIES

As for the job seekers, different people had different priorities.

Kerry McInnis said,  “I’m retired and looking for part time.”

Montez Brown said,”I’m just looking for a job, just to save up money to go off to college.”

A TOUGH MARKET

But, they had the same answer to one question.

When asked what the market is like, Jessica Sidwell said,  “It’s hard to find a job right now.”

Still, they kept trying, resumes in hand.

When asked if she was hopeful, Allen said, “I’m crossing my fingers.”

 

 

 

 

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