161 Veteran-Friendly Employers Accepting Applications For Local Jobs

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Military veterans looking for work can still find several job listings through the Jobs4TN.gov web site. As a follow-up to the successful Paychecks for Patriots hiring event held across the state on Oct. 17, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips is urging veterans who could not attend the event to visit www.jobs4tn.gov to view the many career opportunities that are available.

The Paychecks for Patriots initiative featured 13 hiring events across the state offering veterans jobs from 161 companies representing 253 work-sites.

Tennessee was the first state to launch Paychecks for Patriots last year, and this year Georgia and Florida held their own hiring events under the same name.

“It really is a source of pride to have other states come to us and ask about our best practices. Tennessee’s being the model state for Paychecks for Patriots is a real feather in our cap,” said Tennessee Department of Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. “Veterans should take advantage of this opportunity that extends beyond the hiring fair held last week and apply for these jobs.”

Veterans interested in local jobs should visit the Internet site www.jobs4tn.gov and go to job seeker solutions, featured jobs, job search and then search by employer (there is an option to narrow the search by location as well). For example, searching FedEx in Chattanooga will produce several Business Analyst, Driver, and part-time Package Handler positions.

Veteran friendly employers featured at Chattanooga’s hiring event are:

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.”

Information on participating employers throughout the state can be found at http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Patriots/Paychecks.shtml.


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