Industrial & Manufacturing Career Fair in District 6

In response to the recent announcement that Golden Flake will be shuttering operations at their Birmingham facility, Council President Pro Tem Crystal Smitherman has partnered with Jefferson State Community College to host a career fair for the 175 employees who will be laid off in July.

The career fair will be held on Wednesday, May 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Park Recreation Center. There will be over 20 employers on hand.

The goal of the career fair is to connect these residents with local companies who are looking to fill positions, while also helping to provide a smooth transition for those affected by Golden Flake’s closure.

“When I heard the news about Golden Flake closing, my mind immediately went to the people in our community would be losing their jobs,” Councilor Smitherman said. “I’m honored to be able to partner with Jefferson State Community College so that we can help connect these residents with high-quality career opportunities.”

Those who are interested need to be sure to bring multiple resumes. The career fair is open to anyone looking for high-quality employment opportunities and is not limited to Golden Flake employees. For more information call (205)-856–8024 or visit

Here is a list of the employers who will be participating:

  • Ventura Foods
  • US Foods
  • Woodfruitticher
  • Serv Pro
  • Process Barron
  • Piggly Wiggly Distribution Center
  • Milo’s Tea
  • Coca-Cola United
  • Coil Manufacturing
  • Flowers Baking Company
  • Atlas Tube Mfg.
  • ABC Coke/Drummond Company
  • Altec Industries
  • JSCC Workforce Education
  • Kamtek
  • Dunn Construction
  • City Wholesale
  • CMC Steel
  • AlaBev — Alabama Beverage/Birmingham Beverage
  • United Ground Express
  • Saddle Creek Logistics
  • Personell Staffing
  • Snelling
  • SK Services
  • Elwood Staffing