June 2020 Job Fair

Skilled Industrial Job Fair
The first in-person social distancing job fair was a huge success.
377 hourly AND salary job seekers.
Plans are being made now for the next fair.
11 industries/3 Staffing Agencies
Anniston Army Depot
Bridgewater Interiors
Koch Foods Gadsden
New Flyer
Precision Materials
Southern Metal Processing
Tyler Union
Personnel Staffing

The Skilled Industrial Job Fair held June 10 at the Oxford Civic Center brought 377 hourly and salary job seekers. A total of 11 manufacturing companies and 3 staffing agencies took hundreds of resumes over the 4 hour period, with nearly half receiving job offers. It was a huge win for Calhoun County, and plans are already in the works to host another industrial job fair.

Assistant Oxford Fire Chief Ben Stewart played a huge role in the successful planning and execution of the event. “It was such a pleasure to be part of this team that helped put the job fair together after the wave of job loss across our region. I was impressed by how fast it all came together after my initial meeting with Oxford’s Mayor Alton Craft, where he first mentioned this event. I want to thank Lorie Denton, the Director of Business Development at Calhoun County Economic Development Council, for kickstarting this event so quickly. I would also like to thank everyone for their hard work and willingness to work together to make this event successful.”-Asst. Chief Ben Stewart

“The Industrial Skilled Job Fair was a huge success. 377 people came through the Job Fair, and it took a lot of people from many different organizations to make that happen. Seeing everyone work together for the common good of others was a breath of fresh air. We look forward to hosting many other job fairs in the future.” – Mayor Alton Craft

A special thank you is deserved to everyone who attended the job fair, from the industries who supported this event as well as the people that arrived and showed patience while we practiced Covid-19 guidelines.

Missed the fair? Check out the careers tab on any of the participating industries websites. Make sure to follow the Calhoun County Economic Development Council’s FB page to stay informed about future events!

Event Organizers:
City of Oxford Calhoun County EDC Alabama Power Calhoun County Chamber City of Anniston
East Alabama Works GSCC JSU