Job Fair

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Job Fair is Thursday at BCC

By John Howell Sr

People looking for jobs who plan to attend Thursday’s Northwest Mississippi Area Job Fair can speed up their entry by filling out registration cards in advance, WIN Job Center spokesman LaDonna Rogers said.

Forty companies looking for workers have signed up for the free event at the Batesville Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28.

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Applicant registration cards may be obtained in advance at the Batesville WIN Job Center, 103 Woodland Road or at The Panolian, 363 Highway 51 North.

The registration cards will also be handed out to job seekers as they enter the civic center on the day of the job fair.

Over 1,300 jobs seekers attended the 2011 job fair in Batesville. Over 300 job offers were made on the day of the job fair, and over 800 people were projected to have been hired during and after the 2011 event, according to Mississippi Department of Employment Security figures.

Applicants are encouraged to don proper attire and to bring resumes if they have them.

Copy machines will be available for free use in duplicating resumes.