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The annual Mississippi Governor’s Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven, MS and as always, is free to the public.
Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. Veterans will take priority in service – Military Veterans, Serviceman and Spouses may enter the job fair at 8:30 a.m.
Some important tips for people looking to be hired: dress for success, bring plenty of resumes, be prepared for on-site interviews, come with a positive attitude, and make arrangements for child care before attending the job fair.
Any job applicant, who pre-registers, veterans excluded, will gain access into the job fair 30 minutes before the event begins. If you really want that dream job, register at: jobfairs.ms.gov to receive your printable 30 minute early admittance ticket for this or other upcoming job fairs.
For a list of registered employers, go to: jobfairs.ms.gov.
Recovering Warrior & Caregiver Virtual Hiring Fair
Join Hiring Our Heroes on December 9th from 10am-2pm CST for a virtual job fair specifically for recovering warriors and caregivers.
Developed in partnership with the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Virtual Job Scout gathers the resources and opportunities of a live event and puts them directly at your fingertips. T
o date, there are more than 5,000 veterans and military spouses signed up searching for employment.
Virtual Job Scout is open 24/7 so sign up today!
All Veterans Welcome Job Fair
October 20, 2014 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
1407 Union Ave., Suite 1100
Memphis, TN 38104
- Dress to Impress
- Bring Plenty of Resumes
Veterans Job Fair – 10-20-14 – Printable Flyer
October 9, 2014 10-2 @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. 38111
This Networking and Hiring Fair caters specifically to Veterans, Active Duty and their Spouses, however it is also OPEN to the PUBLIC! We encourage all job seekers and especially recent college graduates to attend. You will have the opportunity to network with other job seekers plus meet with 25-30 local businesses and recruiters in Memphis and the surrounding region. Attendance is FREE for all job seekers!
- Plan to bring at least 25 current resumes to the Hiring Fair
- Dress for Success
- Have your TMA prepared and be ready to present yourself in a professional manner
- Want to learn more about Dress for Success from the experts at Brooks Brothers, how to create a TMA and much more about how to best transition to a civilian career? Register at Eventbrite::: www.eventbrite.com/straightskinnyseminar to attend our Free Straight Skinny Seminars February 25th-26th
Please attend and experience how a Straight Skinny Hiring Fair connects veterans and other job seekers with the businesses that can offer the best opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in Millington, TN at The Straight Skinny Hiring Fair!
For additional information please visit Eventbrite :::: www.eventbrite.com/straightskinnyjobfair
Location: NSA Pat Thompson Center
5700 Attu Street
Millington, Tn 38054
Location: The Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103
RecruitMilitary is excited to produce our inaugural veteran recruiting event in Memphis. We look forward to having you join us and help make the event a great success for area veterans and companies. This is a free event for all local veterans.
Job Seekers Registration: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/memphis-veteran-job-fair-april-18-2013#registration.
From MyFoxMemphis and the Associated Press
Jan 15, 2013 2:47 p.m.
By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press reporter NEW YORK (AP) –
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and the nation’s largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every recently discharged veteran who wants a job. The plan is set to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retail industry convention by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart’s namesake U.S. business.
Wal-Mart, based in Bentonville, Ark., says it projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in the next five years. Honorably discharged veterans will have a “place to go”, says Wal-Mart’s Simon, according to prepared text supplied by the discounter. The hiring pledge, which will begin on Memorial Day, covers veterans within 12 months of leaving active duty. Most of the jobs will be in Wal-Mart’s stores or its Sam’s Club locations. Some will be in the company’s distribution centers. “Let’s be clear; hiring a veteran can be one of the best decisions any of us can make,” Simon plans to say in his address to retailers gathered on the third day of the four-day National Retail Federation convention. “Veterans have a record of performance under pressure. They’re quick learners, and they’re team players. These are leaders with discipline, training, and a passion for service. There is a seriousness and sense of purpose that the military instills, and we need it today more than ever.”
Wal-Mart says it believes it is already the large private employer of veterans in the country. The company says that it has spoken to the White House about its commitment, and said the First Lady Michelle Obama‘s team has already expressed an interest in working with Wal-Mart and with the rest of the business community. In the next several weeks, the White House will convene the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and major U.S. employers to encourage businesses to make significant commitments to train and employ American’s returning veterans, according to Simon’s prepared text. First lady Michelle Obama, who’s spearheaded a White House drive to encourage businesses to hire veterans, praised Wal-Mart’s announcement, calling it “historic.” “We all believe that no one who serves our country should have to fight for a job once they return home,” Mrs. Obama said in the statement. “Wal-Mart is setting a groundbreaking example for the private sector to follow.”
Wal-Mart which also operates Sam’s Clubs, employs more than 1.4 million workers in the U.S. ___
Associated Press writer Mark S. Smith contributed to this report from Washington, D.C.
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