Jemison to host community career fair April 26

Published 7:51 pm Monday, April 16, 2012

Mayor Eddie Reed and the Jemison City Council approved a community career fair to be held April 26 at the Jemison Municipal Complex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The city, in partnership with Judicial Correction Services, is sponsoring the career fair, which is free and open to everyone in Chilton County.

“We’ve done a lot of leg work so far,” said Steve Raymond, probation manager of Judicial Correction Services. “We hope we have a big impact (and) thank the city for participating.”

Various area and regional employers, education facilities, military recruiters and state representatives will be available to assist with employment opportunities, Raymond said.

“Your judicial correction facility has been a big plus to the city of Jemison,” Reed said to Raymond. “This is an awesome service you’re rendering.”

The council also voted to donate $500 to veterans in Alabama.

Retired Chief Justice Perry O. Hooper Sr. sent Jemison a letter on behalf of the state committee seeking donations for wounded warriors, disabled veterans and families of fallen service members.

Councilman George Brasher suggested the city designate its donation to all veterans in the state.

“I think that’s the way to go,” Reed said. “We want to represent all veterans, not just the special listing they have here.”

In other business, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management reported Jemison’s portable water system appeared to be in good condition and met state requirements following an annual inspection in March, Reed said.

“The report speaks volumes for us,” Reed said.

Jemison will hold a citywide cleanup Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27.

City employees will pick up all trash items by curbs except chemicals, paints, car tires and batteries.