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Posted on: September 20, 2017

09/19/2017 Bristol Hiring Expo on track to be the biggest yet

The City of Bristol, Tennessee will once again host the Bristol Hiring Expo on Thursday, September 21st. More than 50 employers will be on hand seeking to fill nearly 2,000 current job openings in fields such as manufacturing, customer service, healthcare, education, automotive sales & service, retail, food & beverage, and more. Employment opportunities will be available to job-seekers of all ages at nearly any level of education and experience.

The first two Hiring Expos, held in May and October of 2016, proved to be immensely successful at accomplishing the goal of connecting local employers with job-seekers from throughout the region. City Economic Development officials hope to replicate and build on that record of success.

“What we saw at our first two expos was nothing short of remarkable, from the perspectives of our employers as well as the job-seekers at the event,” said Bristol, Tennessee Economic Development Director Tom Anderson. He added, “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for as many people from those two groups as possible to come together in one place for their mutual benefit by filling available positions across all skill levels.”

Additional space is also being designated at the event as a Life Resource Center. This area will feature local organizations that are attending not as employers, but rather to provide information about the resources and services they offer that may be of benefit to job-seekers. These services include affordable housing, sliding scale healthcare, résumé preparation, and education opportunities.

The Bristol Hiring Expo will take place on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at the Bristol Motor Speedway South Building, 3005 Highway 11E. The event runs from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, and job-seekers may arrive at any time during these hours.

For job-seekers requiring transportation, the city will provide a free shuttle to and from the event that will pick up and drop off at the Downtown Center on Shelby St across from City Hall. There is no cost to attend the Hiring Expo, and no pre-registration is required.

This event is sponsored by the Bristol, Tennessee Industrial Development Board with additional support from NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership.

For more information, contact Jon Luttrell, Public Relations Specialist, at 423-764-4171 or email HiringExpo@bristoltn.org.


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