Business and industries hope to fill several positions, ranging from administrative assistants to truck drivers and inspectors, during the Mid-Mississippi Area Job Fair set for Feb. 27 at the Neshoba County Coliseum.

Tyson Foods hopes to fill 25 positions during the job fair, which is a part of the Governor's Job Fair Network.

The fair, free to all job seekers, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the coliseum.

Other business and industries 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 601-656-4000.

Others signed up for booths at the fair include:

• 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.

CDP President David Vowell hopes that any local business, including retailers, looking to fill positions will also participate in the fair.

"We want as many businesses as we can find to participate," he said.

The job fair is sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security promotes the use of job fairs as another means to help meet the needs of employers, the unemployed, graduating college and community college students, and returning military service members.