Quitman Site for Job Center

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If you live in Clarke County and you're unemployed, help is now just around the corner.

On Friday the governor officially opened the win job transition center in Quitman. If you're looking for a job, this is the place to come.

"This will help the people here with new skills to get jobs," said Gov. Ronnie Musgrove.

Nine hundred people were left looking for new jobs when Burlington Industries closed. Some have found work, but many, along with people laid off from other plants, are still looking.

"It's devastating in a rural area when that many jobs are lost," said Gary Lukens of Southern Mississippi Planning and Development. "But this should help get people moving in the right direction."

The center will offer new skills training, an extensive computer lab, and help on resumes and interviewing.

"We'll teach the Internet, so they can visit job sites and post resumes," said Lukens.

And Friday the state gave Clarke County a check for $100,000 to map an economic development plan.

"We've gotten a lot of help from our political leaders," said Paul Mosley, president of the Clarke County Board of Supervisors. "It really makes a difference."

The Quitman transition office is for everyone and is open five days a week, Monday through Friday.