News : Recruitment Begins for 100+ nNew Jobs at Hancock Co. Call Center
Sneedville, TN, USA, Dec, 2017 -- Hancock County government, along with the Tenn. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development and the Tenn. Dept. of Economic and Community Development, will start recruiting employees for the Project 95 call center in Sneedville.
Project 95 will bring more than 100 good paying jobs to Hancock County, one of Tennessee’s most economically distressed areas.
The state is in the final stages of selecting a company that will begin operating the call center in Sneedville in 2018.
"I am very excited because this is the best opportunity Hancock County has had for job growth in the last 40 years," Hancock County Mayor Thomas Harrison said. "This will provide good jobs, close to home, so our folks don’t have to leave the county for work."
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The state of Tennessee offered incentives to any company willing to open a call center in Hancock County. The construction of a new building, which will be rent-free for a period of time, was a major part of the incentive package. The goal of the project is to bring steady, good-paying jobs to the area.
TDLWD is now tasked with finding a workforce for the soon-to-be named company who will move into Hancock County.
"This has been a combined effort to help the hard working people of Hancock County," said TDLWD Commissioner Burns Phillips. "We will come to Sneedville and find the best employees for this company, so the folks in this great community can work closer to home, make a fair wage, and spend more time with their families and less time commuting to jobs in surrounding counties."
TDLWD will have its mobile American Job Center at Hancock Co. Middle and High School for the job fair. The MAJC is equipped with computers, so job seekers can fill out applications for employmenton site. Staff will also be located inside the school to assist job seekers during the application process.
"We are doing all we can to make Project 95 a success," Commissioner Phillips said. "We will have department staff from Nashville, Knoxville and Morristown, and our partners from East Tennessee State University, in Sneedville for the job fair. All the resources are in place to assist the people of Hancock County."
Residents interested in applying during the job fair should bring a current resume with them. If they do not have a resume, or need to update their current resume, TDLWD staff will be available to assist them.
The job fair is open to residents of Hancock County, and any surrounding county, who are interested in starting a new career in the new year.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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