In 1995, a few friends got together on a back porch near Hattiesburg, MS and talked about creating a bank that would take care of people… and The First was born. Now, that dream has grown from a back porch to cities and towns all over South Mississippi, Louisiana, & South Alabama. The First is more than a bank… because it is still a group of friends building relationships and taking care of business one customer at a time!
The First applies the same philosophy to our employees as well as to our customers. We care about each and every one of our employees - you won’t be just another number. We may have 30 branches in three states, but that small town feeling has never left us and that is apparent in the friendly, open, and caring personalities of our employees. If you are looking for a career with a company that is as dedicated, driven, and passionate about building relationships as you are, The First is just the Career for You!
The First is over $1 billion in assets with a history of success and plans for continued growth, making us a safe and stable company. Taking care of our employees is one of our top priorities. The First offers its employees a competitive compensation package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; a 401K plan, cafeteria plan, vacation, and paid holidays. If you are energetic and dedicated to exceptional service and sales, then The First is Just the Bank for You!