Tyler Junior College to host Criminal Justice Job Fair today
Tyler Junior College will have its Fifth Annual Criminal Justice Job Fair today.
The event, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be in the Rogers Student Center Apache Rooms on the TJC main campus, 1500 E. Fifth St.
The fair is free and open to the public. About 20 agencies from East Texas, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Midland are scheduled to attend, according to a news release about the event.
TJC students, other college students and the public can meet with representatives to learn about current and future job opportunities, according to the news release.
The job fair will include all areas of the criminal justice field and encompass local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; probation and parole agencies; and county and state correctional agencies.
“In today’s uncertain job market in the United States, one area that is continuing to hire personnel is in the field of law enforcement and criminal justice,” said Jason Waller, professor and chairman of the TJC Criminal Justice & Public Administration Department, according to the news release.
Average starting salary for an entry-level police officer is about $40,000 a year, according to the news release. The event is sponsored by the TJC Criminal Justice Department and the Criminal Justice Students Association.