Hattiesburg-The City of Hattiesburg continues its efforts to rebuild as well as find gainful employment for hundreds of residents, especially those left homeless and jobless after the Feb. 10 F4 tornado that hit the city.
In days following the tornado, General Dynamics Information Technology promised to help stimulate the local economy and the morale of citizens by bringing 250 new jobs to the Pine Belt area. In a progress report to Mayor DuPree on Tuesday, March 26, representatives of the Virginia-based company said they have hired 75 full-time, customer service representatives and are processing applications for 75 additional customer service reps, supervisors, trainers and lead positions. Nearly 100 temporary, customer service representative positions remain to be filled for first and second shifts, according to General Dynamics.
General Dynamics’ Hattiesburg facility will open in April and will be housed within the Cloverleaf Center (5912 U.S. Hwy 49) as a Federal Student Aid Information Center. The Center will process applications and eligibility for more than $100 billion in federal student assistance for higher education. The company plans to employ 225 residents by summer and 25 more by spring 2014. For more information, please visit www.gdit.com/careers.