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H & R Block career fair on Tuesday

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Well, it's not tax season, but the doors to one well-known tax company are wide open. Officials from H & R Block are hosting a career fair to hire employees for next tax season.

After retiring from work as a secretary and an accounting clerk, Linda Howton is on the search for another job.

Howton says, "after working 43 years it's not easy just staying home everyday."

Howton is one of several people applying for various seasonal positions during the H & R Block career fair. Howton says she needs a job because her retirement and social security checks don't add up. "It's you know maybe just enough to pay my rent and my utilities and my car note and stuff," says Howton.

During the career fair, H & R Block managers like Adela Walsleben say they're hiring for about 100 positions. Wasleben says,"we're looking for office managers tax professionals and client service professionals, that's the front desk position."

Stephanie Bailey re-applied for her seasonal job as a client service professional. She says, "I've been here since 2004 and don't plan on going anywhere."

 Bailey encourages anyone interested in a seasonal job to apply. "It's something good to build on a resume, but it's also something good to come back to year after year after year, so I'd recommend it to anyone interested in a seasonal job," says Bailey.

 Potential employees will hear back from managers within a couple of weeks. "Within two weeks after today's interview we'll call them back for a secondary interview, that's a little bit more involved and make those selections by mid-August," says Wasleben.

If you couldn't make Tuesday's fair you can go online to put in an application. Also, H & R Block will host additional career fairs across the state in the coming days.

-On July 20th, there will be a career fair from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 401 S. Gloster Street, Suite 106 in Tupelo, MS.

-On July 21st, a career fair will take place at 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Highway 45 South in Westpoint, MS.

-On July 25th, there will be a career fair from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. at 2930 N. Hills Street, Suite 13 in Meridian, MS.

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