On Friday, June 8, 2018, Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) will host a Head Start Recruitment and Job Fair Extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its central office located at 258 Maddox Road in Jackson, Mississippi. The extravaganza will provide a myriad of opportunities for those who attend.
APPLY FOR A JOB
During the extravaganza, HCHRA’s Personnel Department will be accepting applications and providing information on job opportunities available for social workers, bus drivers, case managers, center administrators, cooks, custodians, family services workers, family & community services specialists, teachers, quality assurance specialists, security guards, transportation specialists and the vice president of Head Start and early childhood programs. For a complete list of job openings, click here. This could be the day you start a new career!
APPLY FOR HEAD START
Several staff members from the Department of Family Opportunities will be on hand to assist parents with the Head Start application process. HCHRA provides a comprehensive education program for children ages 0 to 5 years old, along with medical, dental, nutrition and disability services, all at no cost to parents. We have 16 Head Start and Early Head Start centers located throughout Hinds County in the cities of Jackson, Byram, Bolton, Edwards, Terry, and Utica. To apply, bring proof of child’s age, family’s income, and Hinds County residency. Families of children with disabilities are encouraged to apply regardless of income. Recruitment has already begun and slots are being filled daily. This is a great time to apply without having to schedule an appointment.
STAY FOR LUNCH. ORDERING FOR A LARGE GROUP? CALL AHEAD.
After exploring career opportunities or registering your child for Head Start, don’t leave hungry. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the agency will be serving hot lunch plates with catfish fillets, spaghetti, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage for only $10. All proceeds will go to benefit HCHRA programs. You can even call (601) 923-1794 to place your order in advance, and we’ll have it ready for pick-up.
“This is our fifth year hosting the Head Start Recruitment and Job Fair Extravaganza and it has proven to be a great opportunity for community engagement,” said Kenn Cockrell, HCHRA president and CEO. “The greater good, however, is that HCHRA uses this event to respond to the need for education and employment opportunities, which were identified by Hinds County residents and area organizational partners in our annual Community Strengths and Needs Assessment survey as two of the biggest problems to attaining self-sufficiency. The Extravaganza is one of the ways we’re providing real solutions with measurable outcomes for putting people to work and providing a quality education to children whose families cannot afford the high cost of preschool – helping to end cycles of poverty.”
If you’re interested in enrolling your child in Head Start or applying for a job with HCHRA but can’t come to the June 8th Extravaganza, don’t worry, you can use our online services.