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Black Belt hiring event continues in Sumter County

Black Belt hiring event continues in Sumter County

West AlabamaWorks! has partnered with the City of Livingston and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce to host a hiring event Thursday, July 14th in Sumter County.

The Regional Black Belt Hiring Tour continues in Sumter County in two weeks. 

“If you need a job or if you know of someone who is pursuing a job, please come out to the hiring fair. We have been working closely with business and industry, especially those participating in the Job Fair, to close the job shortage gap and to provide training and skills for those workers who need it,” said Banks E. Gordy, Executive Director, Sumter County Chamber of Commerce. “West AlabamaWorks! has been a great partner and excellent resource. We are excited to be able to work with them to bring this much needed event to Sumter County,” said Gordy. 

196 individuals were connected with open positions through career connect from recent hiring tours in Greene, Hale, and Marengo counties. These targeted hiring events offer job seekers the opportunity to find out more about local and regional companies while making personal connections with prospective employers and interviewing on the spot. 

“We have been fortunate to see an increase in attendance each time we have a hiring event. We are getting out into the community instead of waiting, and that is proving to make a difference,” said Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama COO and West AlabamaWorks! Executive Director, Donny Jones.

Industry partners include Prystup Packaging Products, Peco, Coastal Industrial Contractors, Coral Industries, GD Copper, Alabama Department of Human Resources, Whitfield Regional Hospital, DCH Health System, ARD Logistics, Phifer Incorporated, Love’s and Speedco Truck Care, and additional employers on

 There will be a variety of jobs from entry level jobs to upper-level positions. Candidates can learn about openings in manufacturing, construction, food service, and more. The jobs range from full-time and part-time positions.

The hiring event is a partnership between West AlabamaWorks!, The Department of Veteran Affairs, Wallace Community College-Selma, the Alabama Career Center, Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, University of West Alabama, and Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.

This will be a come-and-go event and is free and open to the public. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume, although not required.

Please see attached flyer for more details. To learn more about the Black Belt Workforce Center, visit our website .