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Knoxville Chamber is looking for employers to be a part of the Hiring Our Heroes job fair for East Tennessee veterans October 1st.
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00:00 Hiring our heroes is coming back to Knoxville this fall
00:03 that job fair for east Tennessee veterans. It's coming up October
00:06 1 and right now in Knoxville Chamber's looking for employers. To
00:10 be part of that hair so joining us from the chambers
00:14 doesn't enter this just happens to be veterans well done. If
00:17 you could see it but talking to talk about this atmosphere
00:20 specifically. For veterans why it's so important I have something like
00:24 that. Well it's critically important we help our veterans. Every way
00:29 and -- Thank you for your service -- patch on the
00:32 back. But we really need to make sure that we get
00:35 our -- tired that's that's what's most important. We're happy to
00:39 serve so honored to serve. But we got to make money
00:43 it can't -- got to take care more families and that's
00:46 what's so critically important and where the volunteer state so why
00:49 shouldn't we be the example for. Hiring our heroes and --
00:53 veterans. And in this is more than just for the picture
00:56 just also for their families because then the families in the
01:00 in this balances that travel. Their transition to this of this
01:03 fares open to them as well. OK now I know a
01:06 lot of ethics hearing this wanna get it on their counters
01:08 coming up October 1 where will it be and at what
01:11 -- -- folks -- -- this is going to be at
01:13 the box full expo center. And it will be from 10
01:17 AM until 1 PM. And any size business. -- right now
01:22 we're trying to do was get the employers to sign up.
01:25 So any -- business we just one person or your --
01:28 a thousand people. We want you to come on it's time
01:32 to be a part of this -- -- tell -- --
01:34 more specifics and as far as. Those companies he as you
01:38 -- anyone and everyone -- forest companies think that you are.
01:41 Happy to have a part of this absolutely did they need
01:44 to sign up what they they go to hiring our heroes
01:47 stop work. And they sign up as an employer and they
01:50 fill out the information their own website and will make sure
01:53 that they can that. And put it real that this situation
01:56 is very real for veterans it's very real Howell. How --
02:00 they faring when it comes to getting these jobs well you
02:04 know it it if you look at the statistics we have
02:06 some. The Bureau of Labor Statistics at least information every march.
02:11 And what they're saying is veterans are at about a six
02:14 point 6%. Unemployment rate which is pretty close to the national
02:19 average a little bit below actually and -- the non veterans
02:22 at seven point 2%. But what kind of breaks out is
02:25 when you look at post 911 veterans. They're not pursue it.
02:31 And then when you look at veterans under the age of
02:33 25 cents at 21 point 4%. And that's really risen a
02:38 little bit what percent over last year so our younger veterans
02:42 are when he -- Are really suffering and so we've got
02:45 to help them make that transition and that turned have such
02:48 incredible skill -- style -- absolutely. Absolutely we can defend. If
02:53 we can defend the country. -- -- -- the future business
02:56 all right so let's go ahead once again coming up October
02:59 1 yes folks need to. Register the apartment it absolutely fear
03:04 an employer you wanna go to hiring our heroes that'll work.
03:07 Or if you're a veteran that you want us on do
03:09 the same thing and we'll have -- made that -- resume
03:12 classes. Everything to help you and your -- time. And I
03:16 tell you what this company to get a lot just from
03:18 -- those those -- -- sure absolutely right that mantra thank
03:22 you as always good luck.
The Hiring Our Heroes job fair is coming back to Knoxville for the second year in a row. The job fair helps military veterans get civilian jobs.
The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce works with the U.S. Chamber to get veterans interviews and teach them job-hunting skills.
"Also training these military members that are getting out on how to word the language of the skills they've learned in the military and how that pertains to a civilian job. That's a big problem we've been having with these people coming out of the military is they don't know how to communicate what great skills they have to a civilian company," said Patrice Collins.
The job fair is October 1 at the Grande Event Center on Clinton Highway. Employers need to register to be a part of it.