Hundreds of Positions Filled at Chattanooga's Largest Job Fair

Reported by: Alisha Searl
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Updated: 5/09/2013 7:11 pm
It's not hard for Irving Johnson to get lost in the sea of people at Brainerd Crossroads, but on this day, it's not such a bad thing.

That's because it means dozens of employers are here, and even more job seekers, all trying to stimulate the economy in some way, shape, or form.

Mattie Moran, with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, says, "We have a lot of traffic today. Last year we had over 1,600 people that attended and they were here bright and early this morning when the doors opened. We're expecting at least that many this year."

There's a reason they call it Chattanooga's largest job fair.

Johnson adds, "Different fitness programs, care giver programs, some pretty great opportunities inside."

Johnson, like a lot of people, is looking for a second job.

He hopes a handshake turns into a heaping handful of cash in the near future.

Moran says, "Yes, it has been a success thanks to the employers of the chamber coming out and advertising their positions."

Success can be counted in the number of people that walk away with jobs.

Last year, that number was more than 400!

Mary Coulter, with Convergys, says, "We're real busy, yesterday and today."

Coulter recruits for Convergys here in Chattanooga.

They alone, need to fill 500 positions.

So, the chances of more people being helped this year, compared to last, looks pretty good.

This was a one day event and free of charge.

For more information on which of those jobs are still hiring, contact the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.
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