Partners produce great job fair results

From press reports

The Mid-Mississippi Job Fair held February 27, at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia Miss., was a great success the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced today.  MDES and the Governor’s Job Fair Network of Mississippi partnered with numerous organizations to produce a job fair that brought over thirty-five employers to the event.

Among those responsible for the success of the Mid-Mississippi Job Fair were the Kosciusko Attala Development Corporation, the Leake County Development Association, Mid-Mississippi Development District, Winston County Economic Development Association, East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, the Community Development Partnership/Neshoba County and the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors, who offered the facility for the job fair at no charge.

“A successful job fair is the result of collaboration between local representatives and my office,” says Adam Todd, Governor’s Job Fair Network Director. “In this case, we had a lot of local partners, which led to some great outcomes.”

The thirty-eight employers who attended the job fair collected 1,065 resumes from the more than 950 job applicants.  They conducted 355 on-site interviews and made 127 job offers the day of the fair.  Employers project they will hire another 474 people from this job fair in the coming year.

For information about upcoming job fairs around the state visit www.jobfairs.ms.gov.