Fayette County jail hiring event this Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Because of the ongoing labor shortage, the ‘Help Wanted’ sign is out everywhere and that includes at the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington.

The Division of Community Corrections is holding a hiring event Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the jail at 600 Old Frankfort Circle. The jail is hiring as many as 60 positions.

Starting pay is $32,000 a year with opportunity for advancement.

Other benefits include:

-Health, vision and dental insurance for the officer and family

-25 year hazardous-duty retirement

-Five weeks of paid leave earned each year

-$1.00/hour shift pay for second and third shifts

-Up to $1,200 a year Tuition Reimbursement

-Overtime opportunities

Corrections Officers receive 10 weeks of paid training before graduation. Upon graduation, officers will receive a pay raise to more than $34,000 a year before other incentives.

For more information, click here.

Interested parties can also visit the jail’s Facebook page @LexKyCommunityCorrections

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