Getting back on your feet after you hit rock bottom can be rough. You’re starting to get your life back together, but that might mean finding a new job — and that can be tough. That’s why the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Second Chance job fair on February 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jaycee Community Building.
“This will be a really cool event where we’re encouraging job seekers to come meet with companies — anyone who needs a second chance,” said Claire Aiello, vice president of marketing and communications at the Chamber of Commerce.
The event is for people who “are unemployed, underemployed, have dropped out of high school, who are not achieving their full potential, or are in need of a second career chance,” according to the Chamber of Commerce website.
There are more than 60 employers from various industries signed up to meet with candidates, some of which will be hiring on the spot.
While it’s not necessary to register, there are services available if you need help polishing your resume. Call the Alabama Career Center at 256-851-0537 for resume help. You can also call Christmas Charities Year Round at 256-837-2373 if you need interview clothing.
Here’s the full list of employers who will be participating:
Alabama Lawn Master, Inc.
Alabama Non-Violent Offenders Organization
Always There In Home Care
American Senior Assistance Programs Inc.
Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
As Close As Family of Madison County
Automation Personnel Services, Inc.
Bailey Consulting Services
Candlewood Suites Huntsville
Capital Management Services (CMS Huntsville)
Christian Women’s Job Corps
Coast Personnel Services
Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison/Limestone County
Five Star Food Service
Gemstone Foods, LLC
H & R Block
Home Instead Senior Care
Huntsville Career Center
Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association
Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Innovative Mobile Solutions, LLC
Kids to Love Foundation
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
The Lioce Group, Inc.
Lowe’s Home Center
Lowe’s Home Improvement #0411
Madison County Commission
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial – Steve Sutton, FIC
NACEE, Veteran Upward Bound
PESG – Professional Educational Staffing Group
Right at Home In-Home Care & Assistance
Robins & Morton
Sequel Youth and Family Services
THE SPENCER COMPANIES, INC
Spherion of Huntsville
Stonecraft Construction, a Division of Imagine, Inc.
Turner Construction Co.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
University of Alabama in Huntsville
United Way of Madison County
United Women of Color
Valley Pizza, Inc. (Domino’s)
Vision of Learning Academy
Waynes Environmental Services
Wilson Lumber Company Inc.
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