By SUE WATSON
The first Governors Job Fair of the year kicks off at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building, Thursday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. with one last mission to accomplish.
We have one last mission - to get the word out to applicants, said Joe Buckner last week.
This year more job opportunities are expected than in two previous job fairs held in Holly Springs.
Thirty-six employers have already registered, with several more anticipated, bringing the prospect of making this years Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair the most successful ever, Buckner said.
Last year 31 employers registered prior to the day of the fair.
It means more job opportunities for the people we serve, Buckner said.
Looking down the list of employers registered for Thursdays Job Fair, job opportunities abound.
There are job opportunities for manufacturing, forklift operators, machine operators, general warehouse, general clerical, welders, truck driver training and over the road drivers, sales, marketing, tax filing, cosmetics marketing, engineers, deckhands, cooks, river pilots, seamen, captains, correctional officers, manager trainees, insurance agents, ammunitions manufacturing, assembly machinist supervisors, teachers, psychologists, hair design training, construction, food service, military police, computer technologists, and conservation officers among the many listed.
Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes or information relating to their work experience and educational background with them.
Casual dress is appropriate. Parents are discouraged from bringing children with them.
The fair will remain open until 3 p.m.
Besides providing employers with display booths and interview space, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security expects to have a mobile unit outfitted with computers to do on-line job searches for fair goers, a first of a kind this year for Holly Springs.
The job fair is sponsored by the Governors Job Fair Network and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Locally, the fair was planned and organized by volunteers employed with and/or supported by the following co-sponsors:
Paper and supplies for the event are provided by Northwest Office Machines, Senatobia.
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