ADP hosts job fair in Perry County - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

ADP hosts job fair in Perry County

Photo credit: WDAM Photo credit: WDAM
NEW AUGUSTA, MS (WDAM) -

About a dozen employers from around the Pine Belt gathered for a job fair and the community center in New Augusta Thursday.

Area Development Partnership hosted the job fair, the WIN Job Center and the SMPDD (South Mississippi Planning and Development District).

Exhibiting businesses were seeking all types of skill sets from entry level to highly skilled applicants.

Job seekers from around the area could potentially gain employment by dropping of a resume speaking with employers from places such as Hood Industries, Mississippi Power and Coca-Cola.

"We are no longer the unemployment office, we are the employment office, we are here to help the public. There's job out there for those that are job seeking,” said Connie Valentine, WIN Job Center director.

Daniel Jayroe, ADP community development director, said, "Right now the unemployment rate for the Hattiesburg MSA is 4.6 percent, which is fantastic. It's the lowest it's been in 12 years and also lower than the state average. I'm so excited to bring these employers to the Perry county community so they don't have to get too far to try to find the jobs that they need."

The next ADP job fair is coming up on Aug. 23 at the Lamar County Multi-Purpose Center in Purvis.

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money

    Laurel police warn businesses of counterfeit money

    Laurel police warn businesses of counterfeit money

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-11-22 04:03:11 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAM archivesPhoto credit: WDAM archives

    Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money being used this holiday season. Recently, a man was taken down in Picayune after being sought after in the Pine Belt for passing fake money to area businesses. Captain Tommy Cox said, "Generally, it's 100 dollar bills. It comes in waves. We will get some and then it will kind of die down a little bit." But, recently Laurel Police Captain Tommy Cox said they have had several reports of fake money floating throughout are...

    More >>

    Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money being used this holiday season. Recently, a man was taken down in Picayune after being sought after in the Pine Belt for passing fake money to area businesses. Captain Tommy Cox said, "Generally, it's 100 dollar bills. It comes in waves. We will get some and then it will kind of die down a little bit." But, recently Laurel Police Captain Tommy Cox said they have had several reports of fake money floating throughout are...

    More >>
  • Girl Scouts urging parents to not force kids to hug relatives, friends this holiday season

    Girl Scouts urging parents to not force kids to hug relatives, friends this holiday season

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-11-22 03:56:45 GMT
    Source: Girlscouts.orgSource: Girlscouts.org

    As new sexual harassment stories made headlines everyday, one national organization has a message for parents this holiday season.  The Girl Scouts of USA issued a reminder on it's website for parents ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to interaction between your children and other family members or friends at functions. The post is titled "Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays."  The "hugs" addressed in the...

    More >>

    As new sexual harassment stories made headlines everyday, one national organization has a message for parents this holiday season.  The Girl Scouts of USA issued a reminder on it's website for parents ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to interaction between your children and other family members or friends at functions. The post is titled "Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays."  The "hugs" addressed in the...

    More >>
  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Hattiesburg wide receiver Darius Ruffin

    Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Hattiesburg wide receiver Darius Ruffin

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-11-22 03:07:26 GMT

    For a team putting up 49 points a game, Hattiesburg High isn’t lacking in offensive talent. ...

    More >>

    For a team putting up 49 points a game, Hattiesburg High isn’t lacking in offensive talent. ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly