The date has been set. Monday, June 6, Hattiesburg Management Group will put on it's 4th annual Summer Job Fair, the first major job fair in the inner city in recent history. The job fair will be held at Jackie Dole Community Center, 220 West Pine Street, in beautiful Downtown Hattiesburg. This is the biggest job fair in the history of the city of Hattiesburg.
The job fair since its beginning is well supported by the community and has for the past 3 years, been the leading job fair in the Pine Belt Area. The first annual summer job fair was hosted by Councilman Nick Brown and Councilman Jeffrey George of the Hattiesburg City Council. The second annual summer job fair was hosted by Senator Juan Barnett of the Mississippi State Senate. The third annual job fair was hosted by Supervisor Sharon Thompson of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors.
The job fair always include almost every major industry in the the central part of the state, from tourism such as restaurants, manufacturing occupations, health care, and educational. It also include other jobs as well ranging from clothing stores & large outdoor equipment industries to financial services industries such as banks and insurance companies.
The Summer Job Fair was created in 2018 after the shooting death of Mark Gould on Thursday, April 4, 2018 in Pineview Apartments. The job fair was created in hopes of creating positive economic opportunities in desolate communities as well as provide career changing opportunities to residents in the Pine Belt.
This year's job fair will include a meet and greet hot breakfast for employers, public officials, and community leaders. It will also include a hot lunch to all participants, free of charge. This year, employers will enjoy a dine-in steak and salmon lunch, celebrating its 4 year anniversary.