CONCORD, N.H. (AP) _ The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is holding a job fair on Thursday in Concord.

The event is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Howard Recreation Center Auditorium at 129 Pleasant St.

Participants also can meet with Department of Corrections staff at The Teamsters at 53 Goffstown Road in Manchester earlier that day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They can provide a snapshot of day-to-day life in the corrections field.

The department will be pre-screening candidates on the spot as well as taking resumes and applications for corrections officers and corrections officer trainee positions.

The corrections department is stepping up hiring in an effort to reduce overtime costs and the strain on current employees.