Governor Bredesen Proclaims November "Hire Vets First" Month

Monday, November 03, 2008 | 04:14 pm

Career Centers across the State to Host Job Fairs for Veterans

NASHVILLE – Governor Bredesen has proclaimed November as “Hire Vets First Month” in Tennessee. Career Centers all across the state will be hosting job fairs at various locations throughout the month of November. The Career Centers provide employment services to more than 35,000 veterans annually.
“I’m very pleased to proclaim November as ‘Hire Vets First Month’ to honor all of the Veterans that have served this country so diligently,” Bredesen said. “It is important for employers to utilize the skills and assets veterans have to offer. These statewide job fairs are an excellent opportunity for employers and veterans seeking jobs to connect.”
“We would like to show our deepest gratitude to veterans for all of their hard work and dedication,” said Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley. “These job fairs are a way for us to help give back to the people who have given us so much.”
The Tennessee Career Centers offer a knowledgeable veterans’ staff to provide one-on-one service in matching employer needs with veterans to make the transition from military to civilian work a little easier. Our services include employment-related testing, training information, skills assessment, assistance with job referral and job search techniques and local job market information. Designed with valuable input from businesses and private industry statewide, the result is a system able to provide maximum workforce results from one convenient location.
Tennessee's veteran population is approximately one half million. Annually, our local offices provide some type of service to more than 35,000 veterans. All U.S. military veterans are eligible for job referral and referral to training programs through the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development offices (TDLWD).
Career Centers from East to West Tennessee are coming together to host multiple job fairs for veterans. Please see below for the job fair dates and locations.
TN Career Center - Paris
1023 Mineral Wells Avenue, Suite F
Paris, TN 38242
Date: November 7, 2008
Time: 11:30 – 1:30
TN Career Center - Tullahoma
111 East Lincoln St
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Date: November 6, 2008
Time: 8 - 12 Noon
TN Career Center- Clarksville
……held on Army Base at Fort Campbell, KY
address for TN Career Center:
350 Pageant Lane
Clarksville, TN 37041
Date: November 17, 2008
Time: 11:00 – 3:00
TN Career Center - Dyersburg
439 McGaughey Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Date: November 10, 2008
Time: 9 - 11 am
TN Career Center - Jackson
362 Carriage House Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Date; November 7, 2008
Time: 10 - 12 Noon
TN Career Center - Knoxville
1610 University Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
Date: November 25
Time: 9-12
Agenda: Emphasis on job search information, techniques, and support organizations.
TN Career Center - Columbia
119 Nashville Hwy, Suite 106
Northway Shopping Center
Columbia, TN 38401
Date: November 14, 2008
Time: 9-12 noon
TN Career Center – Chattanooga
1105 East 10th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Date: November 12, 2008
Time: 9:00 – 12:00
TN Career Center Johnson City
2515 Wesley Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
Date: November 6, 2008
Time: 10am-2pm
TN Career Center – Nashville North
2200 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Date: November 14, 2008
Time: 10:00 – 2:00
TN Career Center – Talbott
6057 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Suite 6A
Talbott, TN 37877
Date: November 5, 2008
Time: 10am - 2pm (Employer Awards at 12 noon)
Guest speaker: Master Chief Christopher Penton, Navy Recruiting Command, NSA Mid-South Millington, TN.
TN Career Center – Crossville
60 Ridley Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Date: November 10, 2008
Time: 10:00 – 2:00
Includes Roane and Putnam Counties
To find a Tennessee Career Center near you, go to All Career Centers are listed by county or city. For more information on the national “Hire Vets First” campaign go to
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