Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Army Career and Alumni Program and the Army Community Service Family Employment Readiness Program held back to back jobs fairs, for soldiers, retirees, and their families which saw more than 119 international, national and local employers taking part. Over 4000 people took advantage of the two day event.
Maj. Gen James C. McConville appreciated the opportunity being presented to his soldiers, “Events like this give our well deserving 101st and Fort Campbell Soldiers the opportunity for a “Smooth Takeoff.” We have some of the best trained, disciplined and fit Soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, and they will certainly contribute to our great nation after they leave the Army.”
On Wednesday international companies including Able Forces, Amazon, Boeing, Hemlock Semi-Conductors and Dow Corning, CSX Railroad and along with nearly 50 others were given first chance to recruit the best of the best.
Then on Thursday it was the local employers turn, with 61 local and regional employers getting their chance to recruit from the highly skilled workforce associated with the military community at Fort Campbell. Among the employers on hand were Convergys, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Attractions, Bridgestone Metalpha USA Inc., Dollar General, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union, Gary Mathews Motors Inc. and many more.
Harold Riggins, the Transition Service Manager for the Army Career and Alumni Program was in charge of the two day career event.
We are helping transitioning service members, their families, and veterans from the surrounding communities with career opportunities post their seperation from the military. At the end of their time in the Army we want them to have a smooth transition back into the civilian sector, and jobs help!
Yesterday was our international job fair, and we had companies from all over the world participating. Today is strictly local companies, because there is such a large veteran presence in the area we wanted to provide great opportunities from throughout our area for them as well.
National/International Job Fair
Companies participating in the National/International Job Fair were:
Able Forces, Advanced Systems Technical Services Personnel INC., AECOM/AC First, Academi, Air Evac Lifeteam, Air Methods Corp, Amazon, American Eurocopter, Asymmetric Technologies LLC, A-Team Solutions LLC, Auto Personnel, Averitt Express, Boeing, Bradley-Morris Inc., CINTAS Corporation, Columbia Helicopters, Com Ed, CSX Railroad, DEL-JEN Inc, Duncan Aviation, Edward Jones, Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI, Fort Sill National Bank, Hinkle Group, Hemlock Semi-Conductor and Dow Corning, International Aviation Support System, International Development Solutions, K2 Solutions, Kentucky Troops to Teachers, L-3 MPRI, LMR (Logistics Management Resource), Lucas Group, Macy’s Inc, Management Registry, Med-Trans Corp, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Nabors Well Service, Navy Engineering Logistics Office, Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Orion International, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC, Penn Ridge Transportation, R.E. West, Red Gate Group, Relyant, Schneider National, Specialty Care, State Farm Insurance, Target Corporation-Distribution, Texas Army National Guard Recruiting, Transcraft Corporation, Travel Centers of America, Triple Canopy, Universal Technical Institute, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, USDA Forest Service-Land Between The Lakes, URS, Waste Industries, Waste Management, and Wyotech.
Local/Regional Job Fair
Companies participating in the Local/Regional Job Fair were:
ACS FERP/CPAC, Air Evac Lifeteam, Air Methods Corp, A.N. Weber, Asurion, Academi, AFLAC, American Red Cross, AAFES, Averitt Express, AWL Transport Inc., Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Bridgestone Metalpha, CCA/Metro, Charter Communications, Clarksville Police Department, Columbia Helicopters, Comefri USA, Convergys, Cumberland Hall, Delek US Holdings/Mapco Express, Dollar General, Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy, Edward Jones, Express Employment Professionals, First Response Environmental, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union, Gary Matthews Motors, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Attractions, General Electric, Health Stream, Hopkinsville Community College, The Hopkinsville Police Department, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), International Development Solution, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Kentucky Career Center, Kentucky Troops for Teachers, Management Registry, Med-Trans Corp, Nissan, Perdue Farms Inc., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP, Qualified Staffing, R.E. West, Schneider National, Scott Bogdon c/o Bankers Life and Casualty Co., STAFF Partners, State Farm Insurance, Strobe Tech LLC., TN Career Coach, TN Department of Corrections, TN Department of Labor, TransCor America LLC., Transportation Security Agency, Tyson Foods, Universal Technical Institute, USP McCreary, U.S. Small Business Administration, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, and Xerox.