While the economy may be showing signs of some improvement, a number of Tennesseans are still looking for work. Last week, an event in LaVergne helped to connect a number of them with large companies in the area.
“This was a great event that would not have been possible without the help of Pastor Randy Berg and the staff of Grace Assembly. Without them stepping up to provide a location, we would not have had a place to stage this successful event,” Sparks said.
“With so many people looking for work, we need to try and have more events like this where employers are brought directly to the community,” the LaVergne representative continued. “I am hopeful that, with the success of this job fair, we’ll attract more support from private sector companies so we can continue delivering this service to the people of Rutherford County.”
The Tennessee Career Center at Murfreesboro and state Rep. Mike Sparks (R-LaVergne) co-hosted a Rutherford County Job Fair last Thursday.
The event was held at Grace Assembly Church Worship & Community Center where a Tennessee Career Coach aided applicants in filing their information with interested employers as well as registering their information in the Jobs4TN Online program.
More than 430 applicants attended the event – one of the most successful to date. Participating employers included:
• Metro Nashville Police Department,
• MAPCO Express,
• Embassy Suites Murfreesboro/Franklin,
• Tennessee Highway Patrol,
• Saks Fifth Avenue,
• Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.,
• Yates Services and
• Operation Stand Down Nashville
Overall, 30 local businesses participated in the event.