More than 25 companies, some seeking forklift operators, accounting clerks, sales representatives and various other employees, will be part of the Mid-Mississippi Area Job Fair here on Feb. 27.

Lowe's Home Improvement hopes to fill nine positions, mostly customer service associates for such departments as tools and hardware, paint, building material, inside and outside lawn and garden and plumbing.

Representatives from Hardy Manufacturing Co. hope to fill production line positions while the Citizens Bank will also seek employees for various positions.

Tyson Foods alone hopes to fill 25 positions.

The job fair, which is part of the Governor's Job Fair Network, is free to all job seekers. It will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the coliseum.

Other business and industries, including retailers, are invited to register for a booth at the job fair at a cost of $125. This includes two lunches provided by Ronnie's Steak and Grill.

Applications are available at the Community Development Partnership office at the depot. For more information call 601-656-1000.

The latest companies signing up for booths at the fair also include:

• Career Step.

• Jackies International: carhops, cooks, assistant managers and general managers.

• Ace Training Center Inc; truck driver training.

• Fargo Assembly of Mississippi LLC: assemblers, cutting machine operators and braiders.

• Mississippi National Guard.

• Rodan + Fields Dermatologists: sales representative.

• Management & Training Corporation, Walnut Grove Correctional Facility: correctional officers.

• Averitt Express: dedicated driving, local (combo) driving and regional driver CDL-A.

• Hol-Mac Corporation: machinists, team leaders (four year degree or two years with experience), manufacturing engineer and tool makers.

Others scheduled to attend are:

• Working Solutions: administrative assistant, customer service, fork lift operator, accounting clerk, warehouse, machine operator and assembly.

• MSU Online Teacher Education.

• Avon: leadership representative and sales representative.

• Ingalls Shipbuilding.

• Eaton: stockroom, material control, inspection, finishing cell, assembly and test and machining cell technician.

• Hunter Engineering Company: industrial maintenance, CNC machine operator and material handler.

• Ace Training Center Inc.: truck driver training.

• Primerica Financial Services.

• U. S. Small Business Administration: varied.

• Department of Veterans Affairs will have an informational booth for veterans only.