Thousands taking advantage of Montgomery Regional Job Fair - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Thousands taking advantage of Montgomery Regional Job Fair

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Thousands of job seekers have flooded to the Montgomery Regional Job Fair at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex in Montgomery. This is a chance for those looking for work or a new job to meet more than 120 prospective employers.

There are currently around 1,800 job openings throughout the River Region. Most of them, however, are in Montgomery.

Dawn Ward, of Union Springs, decided to join the workforce after some time off.

"I like to work. I like to be around people," said Ward.

Ward admitted that taking the first step was a bit nerve-wracking because it's been six years since she's had a full-time job with benefits. WSFA, the Alabama Department of Labor and the City of Montgomery sponsored the job fair.

"I try to keep my faith in God, so I try not to worry about the future because I know He has me in His hands," said Ward.

Ward will consider just about anything but thinks she has an interest in corrections or with the Alabama State Department of Transportation.

"Something I can stay with the next 20 years, maybe?" Ward said.

The job fair isn't just for those unemployed but also for those who have a job, and are looking for something better.

Long before the doors opened, there was a long line of people waiting to get inside. Just in the first hour, more than a thousand job seekers showed up.

By the time it all ended, 3,000 turned out and right there in the middle of it all was Dawn Ward, who was hoping for the best.

Ward later told us she didn't land a job but left the job fair mighty encouraged after talking with more than 10 prospective employers. Two of the 10 said they would be in touch, according to Ward.

Copyright 2016 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-04-28 13:21:13 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>
  • VIDEO: Florida man, angry over chicken cost, shoots Popeye's worker in leg

    VIDEO: Florida man, angry over chicken cost, shoots Popeye's worker in leg

    Friday, April 28 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:49:05 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:53:06 GMT

    Police are looking for a suspect they say shot a fast-food worker in the leg after an argument turned violent.

    More >>

    Police are looking for a suspect they say shot a fast-food worker in the leg after an argument turned violent.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly