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New TN job initiative for veterans

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- The Tennessee Department of Labor and several major employers in Tennessee to connect veterans with jobs. Governor Haslam signed a proclamation announcing October 25th as Paychecks for Patriots Day.

Titled Paychecks for Patriots, the initiative will kick off with hiring fairs on October 25 in 13 Tennessee Career Centers throughout the state, and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work.

In Chattanooga, The Paychecks for Patriots hiring fair will be 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 5600 Brainerd Road, Suite A-5.

Chattanooga's hiring fair features Aerotek/VW, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Corrections Corporation of America, Dollar General, Eaton, Hospital Corporation of America, Regions Financial Corporation, and TVA. Representatives on-site will accept resumes or refer 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.

Paychecks for Patriots hiring fairs will concurrently be held in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Crossville, Dyersburg, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis (Poplar Avenue), Nashville (Metro Center), Talbott and Tullahoma.

Information on Paychecks for Patriots and participating employers and locations can be found online.

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