Mid-South Area Job Fair set for Southaven

Mid-South residents looking to find a new job or line of work will have another opportunity through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).

The department has announced the 2022 Mid-South Area Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Brown Missionary Baptist Church, 980 Stateline Road East in Southaven.

MDES, through the Governor’s Job Fair Network, has partnered with the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, Three Rivers Planning and Development District, the local chambers of commerce, and cities for this event. 

“The Governor’s Job Fair Network in your part of the state will bring together local businesses and the community’s skilled workforce to help businesses grow and positively impact Mississippi’s economic vitality,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “Job Fairs help local businesses find qualified job seekers in the community, creating opportunities for DeSoto County area residents to work close to home. This not only supports our economy, but it also reduces the need for residents to commute long distances and work outside of their community.”

“We are grateful to our partners that helped bring this event together. We have a variety of employers with numerous positions to fill,” added Adam Todd, director of the Governor’s Job Fair Network. “On-the-spot hires frequently occur at our job fairs, so please be prepared if you are asked for an interview.”

If you attend, be prepared to dress for success and review the list of participating employers before the event. Copiers and scanners will not be available at the job fair, so attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged. To pre-register for the event, visit www.jobfairs.ms.gov.  Please print your registration confirmation and provide this at the check-in station at the job fair.

For more information about the job fair and a complete list of participating employers, please visit https://www.jobfairs.ms.gov/2022-mid-south-area-job-fair

Mid-South Area Job Fair

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