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 Jackson Fire Department Partnering with Jobs for Jacksonians for Upcoming Job Fair

Posted on February 17, 2022

For Immediate Release:

February 17, 2022

 (JACKSON, Miss.) –  The Jackson Fire Department is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Sykes Community Center at 520 Sykes Road.

Recruiters are hiring candidates interested in becoming a firefighter:

Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must pass drug screen


  • Starting salary $32,000/yearly
  • Paid academy training
  • 100% paid medical
  • Public Employees Retirement System of MS
  • 9 days paid holiday leave time
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Overtime compensation
  • Discounted college courses

Due to COVID-19, the event will be abiding with local guidelines to ensure safety of prospective applicants. Everyone must wear a face covering at all times.

City of Jackson jobs

The City of Jackson continues to hire for a wide range of positions. Interested applicants can find a listing of job openings at the following link on the City’s website:

Jobs for Jacksonians is an initiative created to provide accessible information about employment opportunities for Jackson residents. The program also offers an array of services and training opportunities to assist job-seekers. In addition to recruiting sessions, the program offers job readiness workshops, job search/placement assistance and an annual job fair. Other services, such as assistance with writing a professional resume, leadership/professional development and interviewing techniques, are available as well.

For more information, contact Jonathan Barnett at 601-960-0377 or

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