Local and regional companies are looking for people to operate rides at an amusement park, work with hospice patients and for manufacturing, cleaning and other positions.
Here are details on several upcoming job fairs and hiring events:
Nextaff Gulf Coast Job Fair
When: 9-11 a.m. Feb. 15
Where: Gulfport WIN Job Center, 10162 Southpark Drive
What kind of jobs: Looking for hard working people for cleaning, janitorial, production and general labor.
Details: Must bring 2 forms of ID. Interviews on first come basis.
RN and LPN Job Fair
When: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 15
Where: Biloxi VA Medical Center, Building 31, in the NFS conference room
What kind of jobs: Positions available in intensive care unit, operating room, behavioral health and at the Community Living Center in short stay rehabilitation, long term care, memory care and hospice. Bring updated resume and three references. Interviews will be conducted on site.
Park at OWA amusement park
Where: The Park at OWA, 1501 South OWA Boulevard, Foley, Alabama
What kind of jobs: Holding auditions for 125 employees to work in ride operations, food and beverage, retail, park services and other positions from early March through the end of July.
Details: Employees get perks like free admission, in-park discounts, flexible scheduling, incentives and team parties. Potential employees will be pre-screened through closed auditions with a team of judges gauging them on personality, problem solving and team work.
Contact: Go to WorkAtOWA.com and click on “apply now” for the pre-screening application. Accepted applicants will receive email confirmation within 24 hours with further instructions on audition times and location. No applications will be accepted in person and walk up auditions are not allowed.
Unemployment Eliminators Job Fair
When: 9 a.m. to noon March 20
Where: Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi
What kind of jobs: More than 1,200 job openings for veterans, transitioning military, students, recent graduate and other looking for jobs.
Details: Admission is free and job seekers can register online at Eventbrite. Bring extra copies of resume, pens and note paper and dress appropriately for interview.
Military & Civilian Job Fair
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10
Where: Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave.
EmployAbility Job Fair for Mississippians With Disabilities
When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 24
Where: Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
Help for job seekers
Those who need help to create or update a resume or prepare for an interview can visit one of the WIN Job Centers in South Mississippi. These centers provide computers and copiers, resume preparation and other free resources for job seekers. They are located at 856 U.S. 90 in Bay St. Louis, 2306 Pass Road in Biloxi, 10162 Southpark Drive in Gulfport and 1604 Denny Ave. in Pascagoula.