UTHSC Seeks to Recruit 100 New Employees through Job Fairs in Nashville, Memphis
Memphis, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2013) – The dismal statistics on the low level of employment for college graduates are just one troubling indicator of today’s economic realities. More than half of America’s recent college graduates are either unemployed or working in jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree. In February, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will join job fairs in Nashville and Memphis in hopes of filling more than 100 available positions. The jobs, which all require high school and/or a bachelor’s degree, are located on the UTHSC main campus in Memphis as well as at UTHSC sites in Chattanooga and Jackson, Tenn.; San Antonio, Texas; Wichita, Kan.; and Biloxi, Miss.
- Feb. 12, Nashville Area College-to-Career Fair
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Williamson County Agriculture Exposition Park
Location: 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN 37064
More than 1,200 candidates from 13 area colleges and universities are expected to visit the more than 82 vendors, which include CIGNA, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Hertz Corporation, Fruit of the Loom, NBC Universal and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Colleges like Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University are encouraging their students to participate in this event rather than hosting individual college career fairs in the spring.
- Feb. 20, University of Memphis Spring Career and Internship Expo
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: University Center Ballroom (located across from the Zach Curlin Garage)
Location: Memphis, TN 38152
Each year, about 800 candidates attend this event to browse the booths of some 50 vendors and plan their career moves.
- Feb. 26, Christian Brothers University Career and Internship Expo
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Thomas Center Sabbatini Lounge (CBU Student Center)
A variety of candidates with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences from CBU participate in the job fair, eager to meet with recruiters from all over the country.
“Participation in job fairs is an important element of our recruiting strategy,” said Jerry Hall, director of Human Resources at UTHSC. “We take these opportunities to share important information about the variety of open positions, scope of our institutional mission and strength of our state benefits package. In recent years, we’ve been quite successful adding bright, energetic new team members from these events. We look forward to continuing that trend.”
Released in 2011, a study designed to gauge economic impact reported that the UT Health Science Center’s total economic contribution to the state amounted to more than $2.3 billion. UTHSC was directly and indirectly responsible for approximately 21,096 jobs across the state, which, in turn, generated a total of more than $804 million in earnings. To review UTHSC jobs that are now available, visit: www.uthsc.edu/hr/employment.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or allied health students — in addition to medical residents and fellows — at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.