Job Fair, savings meeting for residents with disabilities to be held Tuesday

TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services will host a job fair specifically for Mississippians with disabilities next Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cadence Bank Arena and Conference Center in Tupelo.

Some two dozen companies, including those in banking, hospitality, food, construction, health care and more, have committed to attend.

“The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services is happy to host this EmployAbility Job Fair, which is on track with our mission of providing Mississippians with disabilities opportunities for independence by finding new careers," said Tiffany Parish, MDRS Business Development Special Project Coordinator, Southern Region. "It’s always exciting to see multiple employers in one place."

Anyone currently looking for employment, either full-time, part-time, internships or summer help, are encouraged to apply. High school- and college-age individuals also are welcome.

For more information visit the Tupelo Employability Job Fair at

Those expected to be at the job fair include: Avon, Cadence Bank, Cadence Bank Contact Center, CB&S Bank, Century Construction, Diversicare of Tupelo, Eat With Us, Good Will of Memphis, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Tupelo, ICC-WIN Job Center, LifeCore Health Group, MDRS, Mississippi Library Commission, Mississippi State Personnel Board, PERS of Mississippi. Regional Rehab, Surge Staffing, Tellini's Italiano, Total Health Care Services, Truck Driver Institute, Tupelo Parks and Recreation and Tuscaloosa Police Department.


Following Tuesday's job fair, the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services will host a town hall meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the conference center to help thousands of Mississippians with disabilities save for their future while protecting their government benefits.

The “Achieving A Better Life Experience” or “ABLE Act”, was passed by Congress in 2014 establishing the creation of ABLE SAVINGS Accounts. Mississippi passed the ABLE legislation in 2017, and Mississippi began opening ABLE accounts in June 2019, but thousands of Mississippians still do not know about this program.

ABLE is a savings account for individuals with disabilities that will not affect public benefits and it can be used for daily transactions and/or long-term savings and it may provide tax advantages. Prior to the ABLE program those receiving disability benefits were not allowed by government restrictions to save over $2,000 in their name.

The event will offer a virtual Facebook Live option for anyone who would like to learn about opening a Mississippi ABLE account. Account holders and ABLE experts will be on-site to present, share and answer any questions attendees and the interested public has. Email with any questions before the event.

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