Job fair hoping to pair workers, employers

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Based on the unemployment numbers for Northeast Mississippi, today’s job fair at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth should draw a high number of job-seekers.
They’ll find more than 50 employers eager to see them, many of them prepared to make job offers today, according to event spokeswoman Amanda Johnson of the Corinth WIN Job Center. The free event is open to the public 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We have some great companies that applicants will find looking for good employees,” Johnson said.
Not only were more than 350 people hired during last year’s fair, but some people who filled out applications went into the employers’ files to be contacted later about future openings.
Many applicants have taken advantage of the WIN Job Center’s services to help prepare resumes and prepare for a job interview. However, they also will have their bus on site at the arena equipped with computers to work on resumes and search for jobs in the state’s job bank.
The job fair is an event of the Governor’s Job Fair Network, which helps people across Mississippi find jobs.
“The employers represent so many different fields,” Johnson said, “including manufacturing, medical, administration and so much more.”
Applicants should come appropriately dressed and groomed to meet with people who are ready to hire, bring up-to-date resumes and a positive outlook on the job search process.
“We provide a place where a job seeker and an employer can make a connection,” Johnson said.
lena.mitchell@journalinc.com