|STATEWIDE HIRING INITIATIVE TO BRING PAYCHECKS TO PATRIOTS|
TN CAREER CENTERS PARTNER WITH MAJOR EMPLOYERS TO HIRE VETERANS
COLUMBIA – 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 on October 25 in 13 Tennessee Career Centers throughout the state, and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work. The Paychecks for Patriots hiring fair in Columbia will be held from 10am to 2pm at 119 Nashville Highway, Suite 106 in the Northway Shopping Center.
Governor Haslam signed a proclamation announcing October 25th as Paychecks for Patriots Day. The declaration signifies the governor’s support for recently returning veterans as well as those from past campaigns.
Columbia’s hiring fair features Air National Guard, Comcast, Corrections Corporation of America, Dollar General, IB-Tech, Lowe’s, Titan Transfer, and Walgreens. They will have representatives on-site who will be accepting resumes or referring applicants to online applications. Tennessee Career Centers are equipped with computer workstations to facilitate online applications and job searches through their jobs database at www.jobs4tn.gov.
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.
Information on Paychecks for Patriots and participating employers and locations can be found at http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Patriots/Paychecks.shtml.