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Department of Human Services Expanding Resources for Job Seekers

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 | 10:32am

Resource Fair in Brownsville is among 10 employment events statewide this month alone.

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding its work this month to help connect more Tennesseans with jobs.

For the last year, TDHS has helped organize more than 50 resource fairs across the state for individuals searching for employment or educational assistance.  This month will be the busiest yet with ten events scheduled including Wednesday’s resource fair at 1199 South Dupree in Brownsville from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

These resource fairs have been designed to provide valuable assistance to any individual looking for employment, training, or volunteer opportunities including TDHS customers who might need to meet work requirements for programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

TDHS has partnered with 70 employers across the state to take part in the events along with local universities and other educational providers all seeking applicants and participants in their communities.

“We want people to be able to come to these resource fairs and have an opportunity to see what’s available in their communities,” said TDHS Employment and Education Coordinator Charlie Davis.  “Our thought is you don’t know what’s available unless you’re connected.”

The full list of resource fairs scheduled this month includes events in:

·         Haywood County on January 9.

·         Williamson County on January 10.

·         Perry/Wayne County on January 11.

·         Van Buren County on January 15

·         Grundy County on January 15

·         Hardeman County on January 22.

·         Fentress County on January 22.

·         Campbell County on January 23.

·         Claiborne County on January 24.

·         Cocke County on January 29.

Prior resource fairs have been held in Shelby County, Rutherford County, Hamilton County and in other locations across the state.

Upcoming resource fair information can be found on the events section of the Tennessee Department of Human Services website at https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/events.html.   

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