Paychecks For Patriots Hiring Fair Is This Thursday

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Tennessee Department of Labor has joined with Dollar General and several major employers in Tennessee to connect veterans with jobs. The Paychecks for Patriots initiative will include hiring fairs to be held this Thursday in 13 sites throughout the state and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work. The Paychecks for Patriots hiring fair in Chattanooga will be held from 10 a.

m.-2 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College Center for Business, Industry and Health Building at 4501 Amnicola Highway.

 

Governor Haslam signed a proclamation announcing October 17 as Paychecks for Patriots Day. The declaration signifies the governor’s support for recently returning veterans as well as those from past campaigns.

 

“Paychecks for Patriots is a great event that connects our veterans with jobs here in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “I want to thank our service members for all that they do overseas and back here at home, and I’m happy the state could partner with local employers and help in this important effort.”

 

Chattanooga’s hiring fair features the following employers:


AlliedBarton

American Republic Insurance Service

AutoZone

Brandon James Commercial Lending Brokers

Corrections Corporation of America

Dollar General

Eaton Corporation

FedEx

Five Star Home Foods Inc.

Hays State Prison (Georgia)

Hospital Corporation of America

Lowe’s Home Improvement

MAPCO

Regions Bank

TN National Guard

TN Dept. of Veterans Affairs

T-Mobile

Walden Security 

 

Employers will have representatives on-site who will be accepting resumes or referring applicants to online applications. 

“Dollar General is deeply committed to the military community, which is reflected in the thousands of veterans hired each year,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “We are proud to play an integral role in this innovative public-private partnership and look forward to again working with our government leaders and the military community in Tennessee to match employers dedicated to assisting veterans and their families find the career opportunities that best meet their goals.” 

Several agencies are contributing to the event including Labor and Workforce Development, Economic and Community Development, Military, Veterans Affairs, and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

 

"Paychecks for Patriots has proven to be a viable way to help find jobs for our Veterans, or to help them better their current employment status,” said Major General Haston. “It is imperative that we continue this outstanding relationship with our corporate partners and state agencies to assist these men and women better their way of life. I look forward to the next phase of this excellent program."

 

Paychecks for Patriots hiring fairs will concurrently be held in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Cordova, Crossville, Dyersburg, Gray, Jackson, Knoxville, Nashville, Talbott, and Tullahoma.

 


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