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Job Fair Planned To Help Local Unemployed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- While new numbers show that more jobs are being created, about one in every 11 people still need work. Luckily Tennessee businesses are ready to hire.

When a big box store let Cindy Slater go 6 weeks back she came here to the Tennessee Career Center to get her career back on track.

"It can be scary, depending on how you look at it. I'm choosing to look at it as something different ... more satisfying," said Slater.

Slater is like hundreds of Middle Tennesseans looking for work in a tough economy. But new numbers show things are slowing getting better.

Matt Lowney tracks job trends and says Nashville numbers are improving with healthcare leading the way.

"I think healthcare is always beating the band . We have 200 to 300 companies at the epicenter of healthcare so I think we're in the right place at the right time," said Lowney.

For those looking for jobs, a huge job fair is only days away. The fair will be held at Allen Arena on the Lipscomb campus Thursday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be different than ones in the past. In past year's employers were window shopping, looking at potential employees. This year, those companies are looking to hire.

"All of the folks that we have coming this time are hiring. They are actively looking to fill jobs right now," said Shannon Stoner of the Tennessee Career Center.

Some of the companies now hiring include Mapco, Dell and Amazon in Wilson County. More than 40 other employers will also be on site looking to hire.

"If you bring you bring your resume, you have questions about it and you don't know interview skills wise and need some help; there will be somebody there from the Department of Labor there to help them with it," said Matt Lowney, with the Career Expo.

The 4th Annual Safe & Sound Career Expo will be held Thursday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lipscomb's Allen Arena.

If you have additional questions, please email Matt Lowney at or call 615-977-6786.

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