Justice and Public Safety hosting career fair on Thursday
The Department of Justice and Public Safety will host a career fair on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Goodwyn Hall. Representatives from local police departments throughout the state, as well as federal law enforcement (FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Marshall) and the U.S. military branches will be on hand to discuss career opportunities with prospective candidates.
"This is the second JPS job fair. The first one was held two years ago and was a tremendous success," said Dr. Ralph Ioimo, professor and chair in Justice and Public Safety. "Hundreds of students came by and spoke with potential employers about career opportunities. We expect even more interest this year."
Ioimo said many of these agencies are in the process of hiring. Even during these tough economic times, job opportunities exist in the world of justice and public safety when they are not as readily available in other fields, Ioimo said. He also said salary and benefits offered by these organizations are not only comparable, but also often exceed that of private employers.
Alabama Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas and Chief Kevin Murphy from the Montgomery Police Department will be at the fair to answer questions. If you are interested in careers in the criminal justice, homeland security or legal fields, don't miss this opportunity.
Nov. 7, 2011