West Alabama Works will host a hiring and outreach event for Lear Corporation, an automotive supplier for Mercedes-Benz, Tuesday at Lake View Elementary School from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“West Alabama’s automotive industry is growing and now is the perfect time to start a career in the industry. Suppliers like Lear offer opportunities to move up with the company and competitive wages,” said Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama COO and West Alabama Works Executive Director Donny Jones.

Salaries begin at $16.00 an hour with Lear. Company representatives will be onsite to answer questions and discuss roles.

Shelton State Community College and the Alabama Career Center System will share training and funding opportunities for those seeking employment, such as Ready to Work. Ready to Work is a program operated by the Alabama Community College System in cooperation with AIDT, provides a career pathway for individuals with limited education and employment experience. Ready to Work’s workplace environment provides trainees the entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. Training is provided at no cost to participants. The RTW sites are selected on a priority basis according to economic need and the college’s demonstrated ability to ensure effective program operations and services.

Attendees are encouraged to dress business casual, as they should treat the event like an interview. This is a come and go event.