‘Paychecks for Patriots’ job fair coming to Johnson City

A job fair specifically for veterans and their families is coming to the Tri-Cities area on Thursday.

It is part of an statewide initiative called “Paychecks for Patriots” where employers will gather in cities across the state looking to hire veterans and family members.

On Thursday one of those hiring events will take place at the Carver Recreation Center in Johnson City.

Public Relations Specialist with the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development , C Ann Chapman, says in the past hundreds of veterans have come out looking for work.

“We will have about 20 employers that are going to be there and it’s a variety, we will have some that represent retail, we will have call centers, we will have manufacturers. Its really an employers market right now, they are hiring left and right,” said Chapman.

The event is Thursday from 10am to 2pm. Admission is free.

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