Katrina Healthcare Job Fair Makes an
JACKSON (September 30, 2005)
Wednesday, September 28th at the Jackson Medical Mall, the
Katrina Healthcare Job Fair proved to benefit over 400 job seekers from
the state of Mississippi. The Katrina Healthcare Job Fair was sponsored by
the Mississippi Hospital Association Health Careers Center in partnership
with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s Governor’s Job
Fair Network and WLBT News.
employers, including hospitals, healthcare agencies and educational
institutions, participated in the Job Fair. They offered job opportunities
ranging from Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Dietary, Computer Technology,
Research, Housekeeping, Clerical, Physical/Occupational Therapy and more.
Throughout the day, approximately 330 resumes were submitted, 72 on-site
interviews were conducted, 45 jobs were offered, and approximately 220
hires from this job fair are projected for the upcoming year.
We give special
thanks to our partners and the Clarion Ledger, WLBT, WKXI-107.5 and 1180
Talk Show 97.3 for the excellent coverage that the Katrina Healthcare Job
Fair received. The publicity from these organizations contributed to the
success of the event.
If you wish to receive further information on the
Katrina Healthcare Job Fair or career opportunities in healthcare, please
or contact the Mississippi Hospital Association Health Careers Center at
CONTACT: Curnis Upkins, Director
MHA Health Careers Center
Phone: (601) 368-3303
Rosalyn Howard, Health Careers Recruiter
Health Careers Center
Health Career Center:
The MHA Health Careers Center was created by the Mississippi Hospital
Association in response to the shortages in nursing and allied health
careers. These shortages are threatening the delivery of timely and
quality healthcare in Mississippi and must be addressed. The Center
provides resources for individuals interested in health careers and to
hospitals for employee recruitment and retention.
The MHA Health Careers Center is focused on being the primary resource for
students, educators, job seekers and healthcare employers interested in
health care information and occupations in Mississippi. By forming
partnerships with educational institutions, healthcare employers and
healthcare professional organizations, we are working to ensure that the
medical needs of all Mississippians are cared for by a sufficient number
of well-trained professionals.