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Regional job fair slated

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Arnold Community CouncilArnold Community Council and State Senator Janice Bowling are partnering to host a free, regional job fair July 16 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with the state of Tennessee’s Career Coach on hand to assist unemployed or under-employed individuals. The state provides computers so job seekers can update or create resumes on-site.

For those who want to meet prospective employers, exhibits will open at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

The event is free for attendees and exhibitors. Exhibitors should register for booth space at ww.arnoldcommunitycouncil.com. Job seekers are also asked to register at the same address.

ACC President Steve Cope and Bowling initially planned the job fair to assist contractor reduced-in-force and furloughed government civilians at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) after sequestration went into effect. Sequestration, along with declining defense budgets, was expected to have a significant impact on AEDC, the area’s largest employer.

Although the impact to AEDC was reduced because of changes in test workload and fewer furlough days, Cope and Bowling say the regional job fair is needed for AEDC and for others who are still searching for work in our area.