January 24, 2008
Local News Briefs
Marshall-Benton Job Fair just one month away
The Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair continues to recruit employers for the Tuesday, Feb. 19, event in Holly Springs.
Anyone who is an employer with jobs or who knows of an employer with job opportunities is asked to register with the Governor’s Job Fair Network. Booth fees cost only $125 and include lunch, breakfast snacks and conveniences.
The fair in Holly Springs will be the fourth for the two counties and will kick off Gov. Haley Barbour’s job fair season for 2008.
Last year the job fair offered 235 jobs the day of the fair. Job seekers and employees have the opportunity to meet face to face.
“The job fair speaks for itself,” said Joe Buckner, director of the Governor’s Job Fair Network. “If employers are not getting the applicants they need at these fairs, they won’t come back. They come back every year.”
The network served 1,000 employers and took 19,000 applications statewide last year.
Anyone who knows of an employer who has jobs, please contact the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 662-252-2943 or the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce at 662-838-8127.
Captain D’s closes 10 months after Holly Springs opening
Passers-by last week noticed the sudden closure of the Holly Springs Captain D’s.
Jennifer L. June, a Captain D’s representative, released the following statement regarding what was termed an unfortunate decision.
“Memphis-based Serve Holdings, LLC, a Captain D’s restaurants franchisee, has initiated an operations restructuring plan in order to ensure the delivery of great seafood products and service to its guests in Memphis and the Southeast.
“The plan is designed to reinvigorate the financial structure and thereby free up cash flow to reinvest in our restaurant business.”
The Holly Springs Captain D’s, located on Mary Vance Loop at the intersection of Highway 7 South and Highway 78, opened just 10 months ago – March 5, 2007.
Leadership Marshall County forms new class this week
Leadership Marshall County 2008 kicks off with an overnight retreat this week, January 24-25, at Kirkwood.
This is the fourth session of Leadership Marshall, which trains today’s leaders to become visionaries for the future of the area.
Monthly meetings will be rotated around the county. Those meeting dates are February 28, March 20, April 17, May 15, with graduation June 19.
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