Job Seekers and Businesses Prep for Career Fair

Job seekers And Businesses Prep for Career Fair

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For the past 30 years, Heather Zirlott's job was to be a stay at home mother. Now since her husband is on disability, life's circumstances have changed.

"It can scary. Something new. I'm not used to having to be out there. Talking to people and trying to sell myself. it's been hard. Trying to find some place. There are not a lot of jobs available," said Zirlott.

She began her job search about a month ago, here at the Alabama Career Center and hopes to land a job in secretarial work.

Paula Anderson hopes to build her career in office administration or customer service.

"Basically it's a job looking for a job. So you have to stay at it constantly," said Anderson.

Both women join the more than 15 thousand people who are currently unemployed in Mobile's metro area. The two hope to land a job at Thursday's career fair to take place here at the Mobile Civic Center.

Over 90 companies are signed up to attend. Today, some getting an early start on booth setup.

'Be prepared to be interviewed on the spot. We have a table set up for applications," said Terri Pringle with the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission

Pringle is organizing the fair.

Along with meeting employers, free business workshops will available with a special registration for unemployed veterans.

"As far as them finding employment and resources to help them get acclimated back into society," said Pringle.

Just incase you are one of the over 35 hundred people expected to attend, Pamela Ware with Mobile Works gives a few tips, "Be very focused and basically sale themselves. They should also have a 30 elevator speech to briefly tell an employer their skills."

The 15th Annual Business Expo & Jobs Fair will be held at the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall from 9am until 2pm.

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