Governor's Job Fair Tuesday at Silver Star

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Businesses are looking to fill open positions today at the Mid-Mississippi Area Job Fair in Philadelphia, part of the Governor's Job Fair Network. It's being held at the Silver Star Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Along with the governor's office, Attala, Leake, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Neshoba and Winston County offices of economic development are hosting the fair.

Neshoba County Chamber and Main Street executive director, Tim Moore, says the last time the job fair was in town, around a thousand people attended.

"It is always important for us to be a part of the Governor's Job Fair and for us to offer this for people who may be looking for a job or looking to better themselves in the job that they're in,” said Moore.

Moore said anyone interested in checking out the job fair should come prepared.

"You are trying to sell yourself to a job. Bring at least five resumes as you go around to the different booths that will be available,” said Moore.

Some of the positions include sales, truck driving, medical care and the food and beverage industry. Moore said he would advise people to treat the job fair like an actual interview.

"The main thing I would tell everybody is dress for success. You want to dress like you are going to be offered a job right there," he said. "You want to look nice. Men want to wear a tie. Women, kind of a business suit.”

Lastly, Moore said being on time is very important.

"Come early. It starts at 9:00. Be early. Don't wait until the last minute,” said Moore.

Admission is free and is open to the public.