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Greater Bristol Job Fair set for Dec. 12

Staff Report • Dec 5, 2012 at 12:53 PM

On Wednesday, December, 12, 2012 the Greater Bristol Job Fair is being hosted at the Foundation Event Facility, located at 620 State Street, and is being offered free to the public. No pre-registration is required.

The fair begins at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 3:00 p.m. Various employers will be on hand looking for qualified applicants to fill their many available positions; companies include Bell Helicopter, Eastman, Wellmont Health Systems, US Solutions, and many others. There will be job counselors on site to review resumes and provide recommendations to individuals for resume improvements.

Many local colleges will be on hand in the event attendees are interested in possibly entering a new field and need new skills to do so. The Bristol Public Library’s Adult Learning Lab will also be participating in the event offering help with GED preparation, computer skills, English as a second language, college entrance exams, and more.

Skilled professionals will be present to assist and offer advice to those interested in starting their own business in today’s economy.

Scott Tollett, the bestselling author of “Bounce Forward” will be speaking at the event. Tollett has successfully navigated six major career crises while also increasing his job responsibilities, influence and compensation at the same time. He will be sharing his first-hand experiences and will outline his job search formula in a clear, yet practical way. Tollett will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:15 p.m.

This event is for everyone, those having a job but would possibly looking at an upgrade, for those seeking employment for the first time, or those in need of a job due to cutbacks in the workforce, they should come out,” said Richard Venable, CEO of NETWORKS Sullivan County.

If you can’t make the Job Fair but would like to hear Scott Tollet speak he can also be heard at the Bristol Public Library on the evening prior to the job fair, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Prepare for success and wear proper business attire, remember first impressions count, bring copies of your resume, and arrive with a positive attitude.

For more information about the event contact Kristi Haulsee 423-652-0184 or Michael Parker at 423-279-7193.

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