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Thomson Prison Job Fair

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If this week's job fair is any indication, the federal Bureau of Prisons will have no trouble finding employees for its new prison in Thomson, Illinois. 

Village president, Vicky Trager, says about 12-hundred people showed up for the three-day fair at the prison in Carroll County. And she's heard from bureau officials, including the warden, they're very pleased with the turnout.
Trager says anyone who would like to apply for a job can do so online at usajobs.gov. Then search for either Thomson Illinois or by its zip code ( 61285 ). Then click on "US citizens."

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All hires must qualify as "correctional officers."

Trager doesn't know how soon anyone will be interviewed or hired for the Thomson prison, but it could be soon. That's because some minimum security federal inmates are scheduled to arrive by the end of the year to start working on upgrades and renovations.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.