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The Tennessee Department of Labor is teaming up with Knoxville businesses to help veterans find jobs.

The "Paychecks for Patriots" initiative will hold a hiring fair this Thursday at UT's Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The fair runs from 10 am until 2 pm.

Employers will have representatives on-site who will be accepting resumes or referring applicants to online applications.

"Paychecks for Patriots is a great event that connects our veterans with jobs here in Tennessee," Gov. Bill Haslam said. "I want to thank our service members for all that they do overseas and back here at home, and I'm happy the state could partner with local employers and help in this important effort."

Knoxville's hiring fair features the following employers:

21st Mortgage
Accu-Read Inc.
AlliedBarton
AutoZone
Clayton Homes (Vanderbilt)
CVS
Dollar General
Edward Jones Investments
FedEx
Goodwill Industries
Hospital Corporation of America
KaTom Restaurant Supply
LISEGA
MAPCO
Master Dry
RockTenn
Sitel
TEAMHealth
TN National Guard
TN Department of Veterans Affairs
Unibar/Olameter
U.S. Bank
Lowe's Home Improvement
Walden Security
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