Thursday, February 16, 2006

Local News Briefs

Board of supervisors moves next meeting to February 21

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors has changed its third Monday of the month meeting to Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. because Monday, Feb. 20 is Presidents Day.

The meeting is held in the board of supervisors’ meeting room at 103B South Market Street. The public is invited.

Marshall/Benton Job Fair scheduled for next week

Marshall and Benton county job seekers and employers have a chance to meet again this year, Thursday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs.

Employers from out of the county will also be plentiful and only employers with real job opportunities will be there.

The Marshall/Benton Area Job Fair is brought again this year by Gov. Haley Barbour’s Job Fair Network, the Holly Springs and Byhalia Chambers of Commerce and Three Rivers Planning and Development District in Pontotoc.

Local volunteers have worked since last year’s fair to make this fair another success.

Job seekers are encouraged to come prepared with work history and/or educational background information to aid easy filing of job applications. Individuals are welcome to visit and discuss job career opportunities with employers. Bring resumes if you have one prepared, but come anyway if you do not.

Employers are expected to have a range of opportunities available for both the unskilled and skilled labor force. Some opportunities will be in commuting distance from home. Others will not. Some employment opportunities expected include jobs in law enforcement, military, education, sales, clerical, transportation, and marine jobs. Dress is casual. Parents should not bring young children with them.

Many job seekers receive job offers the day of the job fair, while others are required to complete additional screening for current and future position vacancies.

Small business roundtables begin Mar. 7 in Holly Springs

All small business owners and other interested persons are invited to “Breakfast and Small Business: A Roundtable Discussion.”

Dates and topics are – Tuesday, March 7, Knowing Your Market; Tuesday, April 4, Recruit, Select and Train the Best People for Your Business; Tuesday, May 2, Secrets to Saving Your Business; Tuesday, June 6; The Next Step or How To Grow Your Business.

The breakfast, networking and discussion sessions will be held at Annie’s Restaurant on Memphis Street in Holly Springs, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m. Moderator will be Don Fischer, director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Mississippi.

The special programs are a benefit of Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce membership. Those not a member of a chamber can call the chamber office at 252-2943 for more information.

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