Get to work spreading word of jobs

Published 12:01 am Friday, April 26, 2019

Careful what you wish for.

For years the Miss-Lou has had a high unemployment rate ever since the economy entered the Great Recession in 2008.

Since then, the price of oil has dropped low enough to cripple the local oil exploration and production business, and as a result people moved away from the area in search of greener pastures in the form of jobs.

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Ever since then, people in the Miss-Lou have been wishing for an uptick in the local economy to bring back jobs.

Now, after years of diligent work by local economic development leaders and elected officials, the Miss-Lou has brought in some new industries and we have plenty of open jobs — at least 50, ranging from $35,000 per year to $80,000 or more per year in salaries, local economic leaders say.

As luck would have it, however, the national economy has improved with a 3.8% unemployment rate, which is among the lowest national unemployment rates in decades.

That is good news.

However, now the Miss-Lou has to compete with the rest of the nation for employees.

We have always known the Miss-Lou is a great place to live with beautiful surroundings, a great climate, friendly people and lots of things to do including hunting and fishing and watching the Mississippi River roll by from the Natchez Bluff.

Now, we have the jobs to sustain people who want to live here.

Let’s get the word out and let people know that Natchez, Adams County, Vidalia and Concordia Parish are hiring.

Let’s get to work!