PRCC Career Fair brings students, employers together

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POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College students got a head start on finding jobs after graduation at the annual Career Fair held Wednesday, March 14.Approximately 30 employers participated, using the event to collect resumes and tell students about the career opportunities they offer.The companies ranged from small local businesses, such as Jefferson Davis Community Hospital and Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home, to major manufacturers, including Nissan of Canton, DAK Americas in Bay St. Louis and Stion, the solar panel manufacturer which recently opened in Hattiesburg.Our company has come here before, said DAK Americas production trainer Brad Ladner. Weve actually got two guys from the (PRCC) instrumentation and electronics program. Were looking to co-op with some of the folks here.The company makes resins for use in producing a wide range of containers, including soft drink bottles and pharmaceutical containers.Bringing a number of prospective employers to campus gives PRCC students an opportunity to learn more about where they might want to work and, in some instances, apply for jobs, said Dr. Ann Moore, PRCC Counseling Center director and Career Fair coordinator.Electronics technology student Jacob Weatherford of Richton found several jobs he would like to have.Stion – I turned in a resume for them, he said. South Mississippi Electric (Power Association) and definitely Nissan. I thought we did pretty good.