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Former MasterBrand employees search for new jobs

A job fair was held Wednesday for the over more than 400 former MasterBrand employees that were...
A job fair was held Wednesday for the over more than 400 former MasterBrand employees that were laid off last week. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 at 5:16 PM CDT
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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - A job fair was held at Southern Union State Community College Wednesday after hundreds of MasterBrand employees were laid off last week.

Just one a week ago, over 400 workers were laid off by the sudden closure of MasterBrand's Auburn location, and on Wednesday, many of those workers were at a job fair looking for their next move.

About 50 companies were represented, all looking to take in former MasterBrand employees. The job fair was organized by Alabama Career Centers, and they said it should be a big help.

"We usually get some type of warning, however we wanted to make sure that we respond to the needs of those former employees immediately. It's not difficult, because that's what our skill set is. We're there to provide employment resources to the citizens of Alabama, so we are always well prepared and we can respond immediately," said representative Coretta Bozeman.

The Opelika Career Center is partnering with Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System and Veterans Justice Outreach & Healthcare for ReEntry Veterans Program to host the Justice Involved & Workforce Ready Veterans Job Fair next Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at CAVHCS, located at 2400 Hospital Road, Building 90, in Tuskegee. Veterans will receive priority of service from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will be open to the public at 10 a.m.

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