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Manufacturing, healthcare, construction, education, sales, customer service, government, and much more. This Thursday, more than 50 employers will be on hand at the Hiring Expo seeking to fill thousands of immediate job openings. Employment opportunities will be available to job-seekers of all ages and nearly any level of education, skill, and experience.
This will be the sixth time that the event has been hosted since its inception in May of 2016 with the goal of connecting local employers with job-seekers from throughout the region.
“Since we first began this project about three years ago, the employment landscape in our region has changed,” said Jon Luttrell, Business Development Specialist with the City of Bristol, Tennessee. He continued, “We’ve seen a decrease in overall unemployment, but there are still enormous unmet staffing needs across nearly all of our area industries. People ask all the time, ‘Where are the jobs?’ They’re at the Hiring Expo.”
Additionally, space is being designated at the event for workforce development and education resources. This area will feature agencies and organizations that are attending not as employers, but rather to provide information about the programs and services they offer. These include continuing education opportunities, résumé building, job training, and career services.
For job-seekers requiring transportation, the city will provide a free shuttle to and from the event that will pick up and drop off at the Downtown Center on Shelby Street across from City Hall.
The Hiring Expo will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Bristol Motor Speedway South Building, 3005 Highway 11E. The event runs from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and job-seekers may arrive at any time during these hours. There is no cost to attend the Hiring Expo, and no pre-registration is required. A full listing of employers expected to be in attendance may be found by visiting www.bristoltn.org and clicking on Hiring Expo.
The Hiring Expo is sponsored by the Bristol Tennessee Industrial Development Board and NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership. For more information, contact Jon Luttrell, Business Development Specialist, at 423-989-5516 or email HiringExpo@bristoltn.org.