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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
March 30, 2004
(615) 741-2257 (OFFICE)
 
(615) 308-3705 (CELL)

PROJECT PAYCHECK HELPS PUT TENNESSEANS BACK TO WORK
MIDDLE TENNESSEE'S LARGEST JOB FAIR FEATURES 100 AREA EMPLOYERSe

NASHVILLE - Local job seekers will have an opportunity to make their best pitch as Project Paycheck features more than 100 of Nashville's leading employers on Thursday, April 1, 2003, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Gaylord Entertainment Center, 501 Broadway.

Employers such as Baptist and St. Thomas Hospitals, Amsouth, Home Depot, Dell Computer Corporation and Cingular will be taking applications and interviewing for various job openings. Human resource professionals from industries including retail, biotechnology, hospitality, healthcare, finance and more will be on hand. Positions range from scientists and programmers to teachers and office administrators.

"This is an easy way to apply for employment with an excellent selection of top companies," said James Neeley, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. "Whether you are looking for an entry level or a more experienced job level, Project Paycheck is a great resource for everyone in the job market."

Employment experts and career advisers will hold free workshops for applicants needing assistance in interviewing skills, power networking, how to work a job fair and trends in hiring. Professionals will be on hand to review your résumé and make suggestions for improvement.

Project Paycheck is middle Tennessee's largest and longest running free job Expo. Last spring Project Paycheck attracted more than 5,000 job applicants and featured 135 employers.

Project Paycheck is sponsored by the Tennessean, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Middle Tennessee Career Center, Nashville State Community College, Channel 4 News and Cumulus Media Nashville.

For more information, contact the Nashville Chamber at (615) 743-3057, the Middle Tennessee Career Center at (615) 862-8890, or log on to www.projectpaycheck.com.

Assistance for the hearing impaired will be provided.

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ANDREW JOHNSON TOWER, 8TH FLOOR
710 JAMES ROBERTSON PARKWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37243
615.741.2257