KnoxWorx, Knoxville Leadership Foundation's workforce development program, hosted a community job fair at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, January 20th. We experienced an incredible response as more than 400 people attended the fair to visit HR representatives from fifty of Knoxville's top employers
We are incredibly thankful that the fair has led to job seekers in our community finding employment. Early statistics from the job fair show:
"The job fair has opened doors to develop relationships with companies in our area that are looking for quality candidates," said Tim Waldo, Director of KnoxWorx. "After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees and employer vendors, we are looking forward to future community events."
The job fair opened with a panel discussion featuring Human Resource Executives from the Knoxville area. The panelists shared key insights about how to get noticed by employers and land a great career. Former NFL Coach Jerry Glanville also gave a motivational speech reminding job seekers that it's important to keep your head in the game and not give up in order to achieve your dreams.
"Our program allows individuals to explore and maximize their talents to help support themselves and their families through meaningful work," said David Ault, KLF's Vice President of Programs. "KnoxWorx connects qualified individuals with potential employers through our job opportunity network."
KnoxWorx serves youth and adults in the Knoxville area by providing mentoring, job search strategies, and networking opportunities to help the unemployed gain meaningful employment. Our vision is to connect people to needed resources by engaging churches, employer partners, metnors and caring individuals to reach into our community and help those struggling with unemployment.
If you would like to learn more about KnoxWorx and KnoxWorx Career Resources contact Tim Waldo at (865) 524-2774 or visit us online at www.klf.org.