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American Job Center in Jackson hosts Multi-Employer Job Fair

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The American Job Center in Jackson hosted a Multi-Employers Job Fair in order to help those in need that are searching for new career opportunities.

The American Job Center says this is the perfect time to search for a job.

“Right now, we have a lot of employers that have open positions. Almost more positions than we have people, so we are trying to get creative to make sure we get job seekers to attend these events and get them to put to work,” said Ariel Mcgahey, the One-Stop Operator at American Job Center.

A variety of different businesses were at the job fair trying to recruit new employees.

H & R Block offering a unique opportunity for those who may be interested in tax preparation in the surrounding area.

“We have multiple positions available in all 20 offices. We are hiring for our first-year tax pros we actually have an online income tax course. That is free to Tennessee residents. It is a 72 hour of classwork that is some self-study as well as involves a live virtual instructor so it takes them all the way through to prepare taxes,” said Rebecca Garrett, the Pre-Season Manager at H&R Block.

The state of Tennessee Department of Corrections was also at the job fair trying to hire nurses, correctional officers, and mechanics.

“If you want a steady job, if you want a career the Tennessee Department of Corrections is the place. We will give you all the training that you need so you don’t need to be afraid. Just have a mindset of corrections and want to do the right thing,” said Lt. Donal Carroll, Retention Specialist, Tennessee Dept. of Corrections.

The American Job Center offers free workshops that can help you create or build on your resume, prepare you for interviews, and much more.

They will be hosting another Multi-Employer Job Fair at the Brownsville American Job Center next Wednesday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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