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COVID-19 safe job fair August 27

Special to Wesson News

Co-Lin is making its annual 2020 Job Fair COVID-19 safe and scheduled it for for Thursday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Billy B. Thames Conference Center on the Wesson campus.

Serious job seekers are invited to attend this free event by registering at Local and regional employers will be present and available to speak with job seekers about employment opportunities. Professional attire and resumes are strongly encouraged.

“We want the community to take full advantage of this event as employers from all over the region are attending in hopes of filling open positions in their respective companies,” said Workforce Education Director Stephenie Sullivan. “Face-to-face conversation is the best way to meet people and get a feel for company fit, so we have put a lot of effort into making this event as safe and as ‘hands-free’ as possible.”

Co-Lin is providing a resume/application exchange system to employers and job seekers that will foster a hands-free environment. Job seekers are asked to create a free Co-Lin Career Coach profile on the internet and then upload a resume to their profile. There is also an option to create a new resume in Career Coach, if needed. Employers will post their job openings to the Co-Lin Career Coach Job Board on the internet. Job seekers may apply to posted jobs from any hand-held device or computer through Co-Lin's Career Coach website.

Social distancing and face masks will be required for everyone attending the Job Fair. In order to comply with occupancy restrictions in the conference center, attendees are asked to reserve an arrival time on the job fair website.

Learn more about attending employers, event sponsors, social distancing policies, registering for a Co-Lin Career Coach profile, and reserving an arrival time at Follow the Workforce at Copiah-Lincoln Community College Facebook page for updates and reminders at

The Co-Lin Job Fair is a continuing effort by Co-Lin to advance a business-friendly climate by investing in training and employment opportunities for the labor force in the college district and surrounding areas. Through workforce enhancement training funds administered by the Mississippi Community College Board, Co-Lin Workforce Education works to coordinate critical, affordable training to district employers and employees. Over the past three years, an average of 7,384 individuals have received training. Co-Lin firmly believes that economic success is best attained in a cooperative effort by the communities it serves, and surrounding areas benefit when one community succeeds.

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