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Jobseekers flock to Wilson County Job Fair at Cumberland

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated May 13, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Hundreds of jobseekers flocked to the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the Cumberland campus Tuesday for the Wilson County Job Fair. 

The annual event is hosted by the county mayor’s office, in cooperation with the Tennessee Career Center and Cumberland University.

For three hours Tuesday afternoon from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., almost 50 employers from a variety of fields packed the gymnasium with more than 1,200 potential job openings up for grabs.

With resumes in tow, jobseekers donned their best business attire as they mixed and mingled with companies such as All About Care, Best Buy, Comcast, Fortune Plastics, Lebanon Police Department, Leviton Manufacturing, LoJac Holdings Corp. Inc., Orchid International, Prospect Inc., Verizon Wireless, local and state Veteran’s Service Offices and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, among dozens of others.

Attendees were able to ask and answer questions, as well as collect information and swag-like pens, bags and beverage huggers, from possible future employers.

Ron Hammontree with the Tennessee Department of Labor said his office has facilitated the event since 2012 and typically there are between 40 and 50 hiring employers who participate each year.

A total of 47 businesses were featured at this year’s event.

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said they were excited to use the job fair to help out the Wilson County community, as well as surrounding communities.

“This is a great opportunity for people who are looking for employment to have a variety of employers in one setting,” Hutto said.

The event was open to the public.

For more information or for a full listing of participating employers, visit jobs4tn.gov.

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