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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee is partnering with several of the state’s biggest employers to connect veterans with jobs.

The Paycheck to Patriots initiative will host job fairs in 13 locations all around the state Thursday. The Tennessee Career Center in Tullahoma will host the mid-state job fair beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 2 p.m.

Dollar General Vice President Bob Ravener is a Navy veteran, and says he knows from first-hand experience that vets bring a lot to the table.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues to search out those thin slices of the Tennessee economy that prospered during the economic downturn.

One sector that did reasonably well was what might be called low-end, or discount retailers. Chains like Walmart saw sales remain steady or even increase during the downturn as jittery shoppers looked to discount stores to help them stretch every dollar.