On Friday, June 17th, Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) will host a Head Start Recruitment, Family Services and Job Fair Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our central office located at 258 Maddox Road in Jackson. HCHRA will also host a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in Head Start, starting a new career, or receiving assistance with utility bills, transportation, education or child care assistance, come out to the HCHRA Extravaganza.
Parents of children who are at least 3 but not yet 5 by September 1st can complete an enrollment application for one of 16 Head Start centers in Hinds County. Be sure to bring proof of income, Hinds County residency, child’s age and child’s Social Security number. Children with disabilities or suspected disabilities will be given priority for enrollment regardless of income. A complete list of Head Start sites and application requirements can be found on our website under the Head Start & Early Head Start tab.
As an additional service to our Head Start families, staff will be available to see if families qualify for utility assistance payments, education tuition, child care assistance, or a number of other services we can provide. You must be a resident of Hinds County and meet income guidelines. To apply, bring your current utility bills, proof of residence, a valid photo ID, Social Security cards and birth certificates for all household members (regardless of age), and proof of income.
There will also be a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. HCHRA is hiring in all areas and has positions available for teachers, social workers, management information, family services, security guards, quality assurance, cooks, bus drivers, facilities, custodians, personnel director, vice presidents and many more. Anyone interested in employment should come by and apply for one of several positions. Hiring managers will be on site. For a complete list of job openings, visit the employment page on our website.
As part of the Extravaganza, HCHRA will also host a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support community programs. Join us for lunch and support a great cause. Fish plates are only $10 and will include catfish, spaghetti, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage.