The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be hosting a Mega-Hiring Event on Saturday, August 20 at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin.  The event will start at 9 a.m. and last throughout most of the afternoon.

If you are tired of going from job to job, maybe it's time to start thinking about a career.  Representatives from the TDCJ Polunsky Unit located in West Livingston and the Skyview Hodge Unit in Rusk will be on hand ready to interview you and answer any questions you may have.

Warden Daniel Dickerson from Polunsky and Warden Larry Berger from Skyview will also be on-site to handle interviews and answer questions. You can easily be on your way to taking your first steps towards a career with a purpose.

If possible, please bring your driver's license, social security card, and proof of education.

Just a few of the correctional officer benefits include:

  • Vacation leave
  • Sick leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Group life and health insurance
  • Dental programs
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Uniforms and equipment are furnished at no cost
  • Laundry of uniforms is furnished at no cost

The estimated hourly pay of a starting correctional officer is $20/hour.  You can take a look here at the sliding scale of pay corresponding to months and years of service with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Whether you are aggressively looking for a new career, or if you just want to do some fact-finding, this is an excellent opportunity to talk to the folks in charge at a location close to home.  The KICKS 105 Road Show will also be there beginning at 9 a.m.

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