HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Job seekers met potential employers today at Hattiesburg's Lake Terrace Convention Center, where hundreds turned out for the event sponsored by the Office of the Governor.
Organizers said it's about job seekers meeting representatives from various companies in need of workers.
Adam Todd, Director for the Office of the Governor's Job Fair Network of Mississippi, said these events are a great way for the unemployed to find the right job that fits their skill sets.
"Right now we have a lot of those positions that are needing to be filled, but we're needing individuals to go through those trainings, to go to those schools, to learn those skill sets." Todd said. "We do have a lot of individuals that have been doing those jobs for a long time, but they're on their way to retirement and that's leaving a big vacancy within skilled labor right now."
If you were unable to attend today's Job Fair, you can click here for more information.
What is a Job Fair:
- The Governor’s Job Fair is a community sponsored, one-day event that brings together a diverse group of employers actively looking for employees.
- Each Job Fair is free and open to anyone looking for a job.
- Employers are assembled to offer real job opportunities to those individuals looking for employment.
- The Job Fair is distinguished from a career day in that job placement, rather than career exploration, is the main objective and expected outcome.
- Governor Job Fair events are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security promotes the use of job fairs as another means to help meet the needs of employers, the unemployed, our graduating college and community college students, and our returning military service members. Every job fair planned, conducted or sponsored by the agency is held to the highest standard in organization, professionalism, accessibility and outcome.
Each Job Fair is a non-profit event with minimum registration fee for employers to cover the cost of the event is also an equal opportunity event.