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Hundreds Turn Out For Job Fair In Lebanon

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by Amanda Hara

LEBANON, Tenn. - More than 1,000 people paid a visit to Lebanon Thursday hoping to find work.  A staffing agency was looking for 1,800 seasonal workers for the Amazon warehouse.

Unlike most job fairs, the long line at the Mill in Lebanon promised to lead directly to jobs.  Most who cleared the drug testing, the background check, and the interviews got work at Amazon's packing and shipping warehouse on the spot.

It was an easy process compared to what most have experienced searching for work.

"It's tough sometimes it's different a lot different than I'm used to I've never had this much trouble looking for work," Ken Bodin said.

The starting pay is well above minimum wage, at $10.50 an hour.

"We have people that are looking for their first job people that are unemployed from a different profession who are willing to take some warehouse work to fill in the gaps.  All walks of life are here today," RJ Sherr with the State Department of Labor said.

Most people who cleared the drug test were told they would likely have a job. They will just have to wait 24 hours for their background checks to clear before the staffing agency will give them confirmation.

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