published Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Employers hiring at Chattanooga's job fair today

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    More than 60 local employers appeared today in one of the biggest job fairs in years in Chattanooga.
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More than 60 local employers who are currently hiring will be accepting job applications and conducting employment interviews today in one of the biggest job fair in years in Chattanooga.

The spring job fair is today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Brainerd Crossroads (BX) at 4011 Austin Road in Brainerd next to Belvoir Avenue at the Brainerd Baptist Church.

"Last year, we had 49 employers and nearly 200 job offers were made at our spring job fair," said Erskine Oglesby, business services manager for the Southeast Tennessee Development District, one of the sponsors of today's event. "With more employers and a better job market, there could be even more job offers made this year."

But there are likely to be plenty of competitors for the jobs. Last year, more than 1,200 job seekers showed up for a similar job fair, and organizers hope for an even bigger turnout today.

The annual event is sponsored by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Career Center and the Southeast Tennessee Development District.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of a current resume "and be dressed and ready for job interviews," Oglesby said.

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