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Tue, 08/02/2022

Mid-South residents looking to find a new job or line of work will have another opportunity through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).

The department has announced…

Thu, 06/16/2022

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security hosted its annual I-59 Job Fair in Laurel on Thursday at Sawmill Square Mall. Over 40 local businesses participated in the one-day event as part…

Thu, 06/16/2022

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

More than 40 employers from around the Pine Belt were at the event…

Wed, 06/08/2022

Communiversity hosts 40 employers for Tuesday’s event

A steady stream of people continuously moved through the glass atrium at the East Mississippi Community College Communiversity on…

Mon, 02/14/2022

Dozens gathered at MGCCC Jackson County campus looking to start a new career.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College partnered with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to…

Fri, 10/22/2021

Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then…

Thu, 09/16/2021

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Several dozen businesses and organizations from around the Pine Belt were at the Sawmill Mall in Laurel on Thursday participating in the I-59 Job Fair.

The free…

Mon, 09/13/2021

The Jones County Economic Development Authority will host the I-59 Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Sawmill Square Mall in the old JCPenney space.

EDA officials hope to provide…

Wed, 09/08/2021

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has partnered with cities and counties across the state to host several job fairs for Mississippians who are looking for employment.  One job fair…

Thu, 08/26/2021

For reasons some still can’t completely understand, gone are the days of job seekers beating the streets and knocking on doors looking for work. Instead, employers are the ones advertising job…