Governor’s Career Fair held at Sawmill Square Mall

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LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) – The Governor’s Career Fair made a one-day stop Thursday at Sawmill Square Mall in Laurel.

Over 40 employers from across the Pine Belt attended the event and were looking to grow their workforce.

Governor’s Job Fair Network director Adam Todd said a steady stream of job seekers came through the doors and many left with a job offer.

“We just spoke to a lady, and she said she’s never felt so special in her entire life,” Todd said, “She had three companies that wanted to hire her and she was headed to the home office to complete his employment papers.”

“That’s what makes it all worth it. When you see the lives you touch and change for what we do day in and day out. All the different organizations that come together to make something like this happen.

The event was organized by the Jones County Economic Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce.

The Governor’s Career Fair is a community-sponsored event that brings together a diverse group of employers actively seeking employees.

Each job fair is free and open to anyone looking for a job.

The career fair differs from a career day in that job placement rather than career exploration is the primary objective and expected outcome.

Governor Job Fair events are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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