New Hi-Tech Company coming to the Delta bringing Hundreds of jobs with it.
PeopleShores, a Silicon Valley-based company with the help of the Clarksdale and Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce will bring dozens of jobs to the Delta.
The Executive Director of Clarksdale and Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce Jon Levington said, "it's one of the greatest economic development opportunity in the last 40 years for Clarksdale and one of the greatest opportunities in the Delta. Not only because PeopleShores will bring up to 200, and perhaps even more, but also because of the client base it serves includes some of the largest corporations in the world."
PeopleShores is a for-profit social enterprise business with a charter to bring high tech jobs to rural communities throughout the United States. PeopleShores' first center is located in San Jose, California and the second location will open here in Clarksdale. The chosen candidates can expect an hourly wage of 10 to 15 dollars.
"Most these people will end up doing jobs of technical sort, for example coding in other languages. There's a possibility do more processing work let me give some examples. Or this can take in the form of customer support, or think about something in the form of customer service or thing about anything that's a technical process but not will coding or building bots." Said, Business Development Director Aparna Gole.
The selected candidates will receive training from the PeopleShares and its expected to take around 3 to 4 months.
The Job Fair will be held Thursday at the Chamber building, located at 1540 DeSoto Avenue in Clarksdale.
Hours of the fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.