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OKOLONA, Miss. (WCBI) — Some North Mississippi job seekers got a chance to meet with potential employers. The Fresh Start School of Advanced Studies hosted a job fair in Okolona today. Representatives from about a dozen local employers, including manufacturers, and some large firms, were on hand to talk to interested applicants.

For an area such as Chickasaw County, where the unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent, any opportunity to connect job hunters and potential employers is  a welcome event

“The national unemployment level has dropped significantly. 6.6% last time I checked. It’s still very high around here. People need jobs, and jobs are available. I don’t think everyone knows about the available ones. But if they did know, that rate would drop significantly for us as well”

This was “Fresh Start’s” first job fair, but they are planning on hosting other in the future

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