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State Initiative Seeks To Help Veterans Get Jobs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with more than 150 employers to help veterans get jobs.

The Paychecks for Patriots initiative will include hiring fairs to be held on Thursday in 13 sites throughout the state and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work.

The hiring fair in Nashville will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millennium Maxwell House on 2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.

Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proclamation announcing October 17th as Paychecks for Patriots Day.

Nashville's hiring fair features the following employers: 

  • A-Z Durable Medical Equipment
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • All About Care
  • American Red Cross
  • Bank of America
  • Bridgestone
  • CenterLine Drivers
  • Corrections Corp. of America
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Dollar General
  • FedEx
  • Five Star Home Foods
  • Genesco, Inc.
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • MAPCO
  • Metro Nashville Police Dept.
  • Oberto Foods (Staffmark)
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sharp Transport Inc.
  • TEKsystems
  • TN Bureau of Investigation
  • Titan Transfer, Inc
  • TN Dept. of Human Resources
  • TN Dept. of Human Services
  • TN Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • TN National Guard 
  • Vanderbilt
  • Yates @ Nissan
  • 7UP/Snapple

Information on Paychecks for Patriots and participating employers and locations can be found at http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Patriots/Paychecks.shtml.

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