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IMS Logistics recruits through Jobs for Jacksonians on July 8


The city of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program will hold a recruiting session at 10 a.m. July 8, in the conference room of the Department of Personnel Management at the Metrocenter Mall. IMS Logistics will recruit applicants interested in forklift operator and material handler positions.

More than 100 positions are available. Training will be provided for new hires.

Starting pay wage is $9 per hour.

Each week, major companies are invited for the purpose of interviewing and potentially hiring prospective candidates.

Jobs for Jacksonians is an initiative created to provide accessible information on employment opportunities for city of Jackson residents. For job seekers, this program offers an array of services and training opportunities to assist participants.

In addition to the recruiting sessions, the program offers job readiness workshops, job search and placement assistance and an annual job fair.

Other services, such as assistance with writing a professional resume, leadership and professional development and interviewing improvement techniques, are also available.

For more information, contact Jonathan Barnett, (601) 960-0377.


PERS seeks nominations for IHL employee representative


The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is seeking candidate nominations and petitions for its Board of Trustees Institutions of Higher Learning employee representative for the term beginning Jan.1, 2017, and running through Dec. 31, 2022.

Candidates must be IHL employees and active PERS members with at least 10 years of creditable service. Candidate nomination petitions must be signed by at least 25 active PERS members working for any of Mississippi IHLs.

Nomination forms, petitions and a cover letter with a complete election schedule are available on the PERS website, Deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms and petitions is 5 p.m. July 29. Ballots for these elections will be cast from Sept. 7 – Oct. 7, and the Board will certify the election results at its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 25.

The 10-member Board includes the state Treasurer, a gubernatorial appointee who is a member of PERS, two PERS retirees, two state employees, and one representative each of public schools and community/junior colleges, Institutions of Higher Learning, counties, and municipalities. With the exception of the state Treasurer and the gubernatorial appointee, board members are elected to staggered six-year terms.


Jackson Zoo’s annual Ice Cream Safari planned for weekend


The Jackson Zoo will have its annual Ice Cream Safari July 9.

The event will feature local media celebrities and special guests as they show off their personalities while scooping favorite Blue Bunny flavors for votes.

Other activities include face painting, carousel rides, train rides, splash pad, bounce houses, a dunking booth and more.

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