ADVISORY: Rep. Sewell Press Availability at 6th Annual Job Fair in Livingston
On Thursday, August 3, 2017, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host the 6th Annual Congressional Job Fair at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. The Job Fair will feature over sixty major employers hiring in Alabama in industries ranging from the automotive industry to the military to health services. Online registration for the Job Fair is free and available here and onsite registration will also be available.
WHEN: The Job Fair will take place on Thursday, August 3, 2017; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Rep. Sewell will hold a media availability at 10:45 AM at the Job Fair.
If you are a member of the press and plan to attend the Job Fair on Thursday, please e-mail Chris MacKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of West Alabama
100 US Highway 11
Livingston, AL 35470
WHO: Rep. Terri Sewell will host the 6th Annual Congressional Job Fair and will be available to the press for questions at 10:45 AM. Employers at the event include: Alabama Power Company, Honda, Protective Life Corps, Wells Fargo, University of Alabama, U.S. Military and many others. A list of employers at this year’s Job Fair is available on Rep. Sewell’s website.
BACKGROUND: Like many areas across our nation, parts of the 7th Congressional District of Alabama continue to struggle with high unemployment. The unemployment rate in Sumter County, where this year’s Job Fair will be held, is 6.5 percent, more than two points above the national average.
In addition to hosting the annual Congressional Job Fair, Rep. Sewell founded Project R.E.A.D.Y., a workforce development initiative which offers training workshops conducted throughout the 7th congressional district by career professionals in partnership with educational institutions. On Monday, July 31, Rep. Sewell hosted a Project R.E.A.D.Y. workshop at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.
Since coming to Congress, Rep. Sewell has made job growth a top priority. In the House of Representatives, Rep. Sewell has introduced the Workforce Development Tax Credit Act (H.R. 1190), a bipartisan bill that prepares workers for manufacturing jobs by providing federal tax credits for businesses that offer apprenticeship programs and additional tax credits for companies that hire apprentices.