Job fair Friday in Knoxville for low-income youth


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, Save Our Sons, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Job Corps, Workforce Connections and the City of Knoxville are holding a job fair Friday at Lonsdale Homes.

The event, targeted to low-income young people ages 16 to 24, will be held at 2020 Minnesota Avenue on August 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair is in response to the “Stop the Violence” community forum held earlier this year after the shooting death of Zaevion Dobson.More online:Stop the Violence: A Community Conversation

“Many individuals attending the community forum said that young people need help with training and finding jobs,” said Art Cate, KCDC executive director and CEO. “KCDC welcomes being a part of this event, and we hope it will raise awareness of the help that is available and encourage more young people to take advantage of some excellent opportunities.”

City of Knoxville officials, including Mayor Madeline Rogero, will speak at the fair an encourage job seekers. On-site hiring and employment assistance will be available.

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