Need a job? 4 job fairs are coming up on the Mississippi Coast

Coast employers are hanging out the “help wanted” signs for fall, hosting job fairs and posting open positions on their websites.

With unemployment rates at a low 5.5%-6.5% across South Mississippi, and with students back in school, it’s an opportune time to search for a new or better job.

Here are upcoming job fairs on the Coast:

Tuesday, Sept. 17 — Hospitality Industry Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hospitality Resort Management Center at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 420 DeBuys Road, Biloxi.

“We encourage job seekers to dress for success, bring multiple copies of their resume and be prepared to fill out applications and have conversations with employers,” said Lisa Bradley, director of Business Development at the HRM. “This is an industry that is hungry for good employees. We fully expect that good candidates who are well-prepared will walk away from this event with solid job prospects and even scheduled interviews.”

Details: Contact Bradley at 229-897-3971 or the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce office at 228-604-0014.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 — Job Fair Biloxi from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at at Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. The job fair is presented by Unemployment Eliminators in Biloxi during the year

Other job opportunities:

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for part-time jobs to complete the 2020 Census. Positions pay $17.50 per hour plus mileage reimbursement. Details: 855-JOB-2020

The three Coast counties post job openings on their websites. Harrison County has positions open for General Maintenance/laborer for outside building and grounds and also for assistant road manager. The deadline to apply for these jobs is Wednesday, Sept. 4

For those with specialized skills and degrees, jobs at Stennis Space Center provides a variety of links and the Mississippi College Graduates Jobs website lists jobs by college major or location.

Additional assistance is available to job seekers at the WIN Job Centers in each of the three Coast counties.

Mary Perez is the business and casino reporter for the Sun Herald and also writes about Biloxi, jobs and the new restaurants and development coming to the Coast. She is a fourth-generation journalist.