Special to the Herald
BATESVILLE – Windsor Foods and Olin-Winchester will be looking for workers at the Batesville Civic Center Thursday, June 20 during the Northwest Mississippi Area Job Fair.
Representatives of the two local area industries will set up booths on the floor of the Civic Center along with about 40 other employers including industry, retail, restaurants, sales people, drivers and more, Governor’s Job Fair Network Director Adam Todd said.
“There are a lot of qualified candidates who come through this job fair,” Todd said. The Northwest Mississippi Area Job Fair is part of the job fair network established throughout the state by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).
Job fairs provide a one-day, central meeting place for employers seeking qualified workers and applicants looking for jobs. Copy machines for resumés and other supplies are provided for both applicants and employers. Last year over 900 people looking for work attended the job fair in Batesville. Over 200 job offers were made that day and contacts made that day resulted in subsequent hiring in months that followed, Todd said.
Employers, from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula to ACI Building Systems in Batesville will be looking for a variety of skills including welders, pipe fitters, sheetmetal workers, fitters and draftsmen, according to the Governor’s Job Fair Network web site.
Employers seeking workers are welcome to register “right up until the day of the job fair,” Todd said. Employers can register online at www.jobfairs. ms.gov or by calling Todd at 601-321-6154.