ALTON — The Madison County Housing Authority has joined with Lewis and Clark Community College, Madison County Employment and Training and the Dream Center to host the first Job & Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Lewis and Clark Scott Bibb Center, 1004 E. Fifth St.
More than 20 businesses and social service agencies are expected to attend the fair, with employers on site looking for prospective job seekers. Whether hoping to find a fresh start, a better job or a new career direction, job seekers will find many opportunities. Employers are eager to hire for immediate openings in a range of fields.
By supporting and hosting this job fair, the Madison County Housing Authority aims to build a stronger, self-sufficient community.
“Job fairs help local businesses find qualified job seekers within the county and surrounding areas, which creates opportunities for area residents to work closer to home,” Madison County Housing Authority Executive Director Andy Hightower said. “This not only supports our economy, it also reduces the need for residents to commute long distances and work outside of Madison County.”
The fair will provide tools to assist job seekers with the search process, resumé assistance and mini-workshops on interviewing techniques. Free child care services will be available for participants.
For registration information, contact Section 8 Director Amy Parkinson at (618) 345-5142, ext. 1105; or Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator Monica Allen at (618) 345-5142, ext. 1114.