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South College to hold career fair for students, public

April 14, 2016

Job seekers soon will have an opportunity to meet with more than two dozen recruiters – the largest number in the career fair’s history – in one stop at South College.

On Thursday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the educational institution will host a career fair for its students and the community on campus at 3904 Lonas Drive in Knoxville.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in Knox County was 3.6 percent in February 2016, a decrease from the rate of 5.1 percent this time last year. South College wants to see that number lowered even further.

“Seeking employment can be confusing, time-consuming and tiring,” said Gary Taylor, South College career services coordinator. “Having so many employers in one location should make the process much easier, and we hope that job seekers will take advantage of this opportunity to meet and speak with area recruiters.”

Human resource officers and recruiters will be on-site to review resumes and discuss employment opportunities with attendees. The representatives are seeking qualified individuals in health care, business, legal studies and other industries.

Taylor encouraged attendees to arrive prepared with extra copies of resumes and to be dressed appropriately.

“Treat this career fair and any other opportunity like you would a job interview,” Taylor said. “In addition to an updated resume, it’s helpful to have a brief description of your work experience and the type of opportunity you’re currently seeking.”

Companies scheduled to participate in the job fair include: AFLAC, American Red Cross, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Cellular Sales of Knoxville, City of Knoxville Civil Service Department, Clayton Homes, Covenant Health, Dollywood, EmployBridge, Homewatch CareGivers, Knoxville Police Department, Medical Solutions, Morristown Police Department, PhysAssist, Resource Accounting, Renaissance Terrace Assisted Living, RetireNDignity, Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS), Summit View of Farragut, Talbots, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee National Guard, University of Tennessee, University Physicians’ Association, US Foods, U.S. Navy, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Wellmont Health System and Westmoreland Health and Rehab Center.

About South College

South College is a private institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer programs at the doctorate, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. To learn more about South College, visit