LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - If you're looking for a job -- the Texas Department of Criminal Justice needs your help. The agency is trying to fill thousands of jobs.
As of May 2015, TDCJ had 3,546 correctional officer vacancies. And lots of perks are being offered. This includes a $4,000 recruitment bonus for officers who agree to work at one of the 19 understaffed facilities for a year or more.
TDCJ recruiters are attending job fairs across Texas and military bases around the nation. A recruiter will be at Friday's Youth Job Fair at Lufkin High School.