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Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair Thursday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Department of Labor and the Tennessee National Guard are partnering with more than 200 employers to help veterans get jobs.

The Paychecks for Patriots initiative will include hiring fairs to be held on Thursday at 13 sites across the state and will feature 210 local employers interested in putting veterans to work.

Major General Max Haston is the Adjutant General for the Tennessee National Guard. He says companies tell him military vets make good employees.

“An employee that has a work ethic, that shows up. An employee that will be the face of their company and represent them well. An employee that just has a set of values and standards that they’ve learned from being involved in our military.”

The Paychecks for Patriots job fairs have been held the last two years and Haston says he thinks they are having an impact. He says over the last year unemployment among guard members has fallen about six percent.

Here in the mid-state, job fairs will be held in Nashville and Columbia. You can find a full list of event times and locations here.