The Michigan Corrections Organization is getting information ready for new members as thousands of workers fight to get into Michigan prisons.
The Department of Corrections just approved the hiring of 700 corrections officers and 56 field or parole officers. While the field officers are newly created jobs, the other positions are previously existing positions that hadn't been filled because of the budget.
Department of Corrections Spokesman Leo Lalonde says the new corrections officer hires will save the state money because most positions are already being covered by overtime work.
There are positions open across the state, including in Jackson. If you're interested in getting one of these jobs there are a few requirements. You must have, or soon be completing, 15 credit hours of college. Plus, you must undergo state training. For more information on how to apply, go to www.michigan.gov/corrections.