Job Awareness and Preparedness Workshops
All of the jobs may not be available just yet but Port of Gulfport representatives are working to prepare residents for when the time comes.
There was standing room only at the Gulfport Public Library today. Those interested in snagging one of the thousands of jobs the port is looking to fill learned how to prepare for future opportunities. This is the 23rd job awareness and preparedness workshop that has been offered on the Coast so far.
Representatives tell News 25 these workshops are not job fairs and if you come to a workshop, it does not guarantee you a job but it will give you a jump start for when the jobs become available. Director of External Affairs and Workforce Development for the Port of Gulfport Mel Arsenault said, “We’re wanting to make sure that everybody knows what they can be doing now to get ready for the jobs that are coming ‘cause you know we have a 1,300 job goal by 2020. We’re excited about that but we want to make sure that people are aware of what they need to do to get ready so they’re in a good position to apply for a job.”
If you were unable to make today’s workshop, there will be another chance this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building. Just make sure you RSVP in advance by calling 228-865-4300.