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Employers across the country continue to have trouble finding employees.

The same can be said locally where both large and small businesses are experiencing tremendous labor shortages.

To help combat the concerning issue The Alliance and the Commission on the Future of Alcorn County will host the Alcorn County Governor’s Job Fair next month.

“It has been six or seven years since Alcorn County hosted a Governor’s Job Fair and with all the trouble local employers are having finding employees now is the best time to bring the event back,” said Lane Yoder, community development director for The Alliance.

The Alliance is currently searching for Crossroads area businesses that are looking to hire more employees.

“With help from the Governor’s Job Fair Network of Mississippi, we can set a low registration fee so there should be no barrier for any size of business to participate,” added Yoder. “We encourage businesses to registerer soon so they can be included in the promotion and listing on the Governor’s Job Fair website.”

Beginning in January businesses from across Mississippi will be able to register.

“We were able to allow Alcorn County businesses early registration,” she said. “We want Alcorn County to be well represented.”

Yodar said B & B Concrete Co., Inc., Caterpillar, Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Group, Mission Forest Products and Taylor Group have already registered to participate.

The job fair is set for Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Arena. Registration is $50 and includes table, chairs, lunch, event promotion and electrical for the vendor space if needed. The deadline to register is Jan. 14.

“Just after the first of the year, we will turn our attention to getting the word out to job seekers,” said Yoder. “Our community needs people to return to the workforce. It’s time to get back to work.”

Businesses can register online at jobfairs.ms.gov. For more information, contact Yoder at 662-287-5269 or lane@corinthalliance.com.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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