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Video: Tupelo-Based Hotel Group Hosts Job Fair for Displaced Hospitality Workers

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – A Tupelo based company that had to close one of its hotels after last week’s tornado is trying to help employees who may be out of work because of the storms.
Fusion Hospitality operates several hotels and a restaurant in Tupelo.  Comfort Suites was damaged in last Monday’s tornado and its future is uncertain.There were several other restaurants and businesses destroyed in the tornado and workers are without jobs for the time being.So company officials put together a job fair, at another one of its properties,  Holiday Inn and Suites.  While the job fair was put together to help those workers displaced by the tornado,  it was also an opportunity for other potential employees to see what positions are open in the hospitality industry.

“So many of the businesses are relevant to what we do ,  if we can help to place some of these people, either permanently or temporarily while businesses rebuild then that’s something we want to do to try and help the community and help these folks”

“I went to school for phelebotomy because I like working with people, I like healthcare but it’s just not really for me, people don’t like me coming in with needles ,  so I want to be able to interact with people, have conversation and see how their day is going and things like that”

Company officials have not decided if they will rebuild the Comfort Suites.  Fusion Hospitality owns eight hotels in Mississippi.