CDF expects big interest in job fair

BY DENNIS SEID
Daily Journal

TUPELO – If you've thought about changing careers are simply starting one, better get that resume ready.

On May 22, the Community Development Foundation is hosting a regional job fair, the first in some five years.

The job fair will be inside Hall B of the Tupelo Furniture Market's Mississippi Complex at the corner of Chesterville and Coley roads. Scores of employers will be manning booths from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the event, which is free.

“We've got a lot of regional employers lined up,” said Todd Beadles, the CDF's director of work force development and training. “We have a number of employers ranging from service to advanced technology.”

The job fair is open to all businesses and industries interested in talking to serious job seekers, the CDF said.

It “is an exciting and unique opportunity to promote employment in Northeast Mississippi,” said Greg Giachelli, CDF's vice president of existing business and work force development. “The job fair is a perfect approach, matching prospective employees and employers together.”

Beadles suggests that those who plan to attend should bring multiple copies of their resume, as well as something with which to take notes.

He also suggested applicants wear business casual attire, if possible.

“But we won't want to exclude anybody, and we realize many people will be coming by on their lunch periods or before or after their work shifts elsewhere,” he said.