Press release from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus; August 29, 2012:
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—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.
The Tennessee Career Center at Murfreesboro and Representative 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.
Over 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
- TN Highway Patrol
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
- Yates Services
- Operation Stand Down Nashville
Sparks stated, “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.”
“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,” continued the LaVergne Representative. “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.”
Overall, 30 local businesses participated in the event.