HCHRA Participates in Career Fair at Antonelli College


Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) recently participated in a career fair hosted by Antonelli College.  HCHRA spoke with over 50 applicants and career seekers and received 29 applications and resumes combined.  HCHRA also spoke to representatives of the Professional Development Institute of Antonelli College on how their graduates can become HCHRA employees.  The Professional Development Institute assists students with job placement, interview skills, resume building, impromptu interviews and business etiquette.

Hinds County Human Resource Agency is a public, nonprofit Community Action Agency that has been in business for over 40 years and employs close to 400 individuals.  HCHRA President and CEO Kenn Cockrell attributes the agency’s long-term success to hiring capable and dedicated employees.  “We are always looking to employ a diverse group of individuals with various talents and experiences to provide quality services for the community we serve,” said Cockrell.  “Without them, HCHRA would not exist.”  HCHRA is currently looking to fill vacancies for teachers, teacher assistants, case managers, infant and toddler teachers, transit drivers and coordinators, family services workers, center administrators, and special project officers.

Ms. Carolyn Upkins, HCHRA Personnel Specialist, stated, “There was great potential among the Antonelli graduates that submitted applications for classroom positions.  We’re optimistic about employing some of them to fill key vacancies.”  The City of Jackson Police Department, Allstate Insurance Company, Army National Reserve, BankPlus, UMC, Regions Bank, Waffle House, Dr. Quinn Health Care, Massage Envy Spa, Personal Care Representatives, and several state departments also participated in the career fair.

For a complete list of job opportunities available at HCHRA, visit www.hchra.org/employment.