NTC to Host Virtual Career Fair to Help Put the Tech Community Back to Work
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Aug 10, 2020

Partners include Amazon, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Healthcare Council, and Nashville Entrepreneur Center; Participants will be able to explore and apply for Middle Tennessee-based tech jobs

Potential candidates & employers can register here

 

The Greater Nashville Tech Council (NTC) along with Amazon, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Healthcare Council and Nashville Entrepreneur Center is hosting a live virtual career fair on August 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Employers are invited to participate for a fee, and anyone currently seeking a job in the tech industry can register at no cost. 

Amazon has joined as Presenting Sponsor of the event. Amazon recently announced that it has selected Nashville as one of the new homes for its Operations business, which is responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain, and other similar activities. Amazon Nashville will be located downtown at the future site of Nashville Yards and will create 5,000 jobs. These new jobs will include a mix of technical roles such as Software Development Engineers and non-technical roles for candidates at all skill and education levels. In addition to direct jobs at Amazon, we expect our $230 million investment to create thousands more jobs in areas like construction, building services, hospitality and retail.

Other participating employers will be announced soon. 

Candidates will have the opportunity to upload their resume and explore open positions in Nashville and Middle Tennessee using a virtual, interactive hiring booth interface. Each customizable booth allows candidates to learn more about the employer, view job opportunities and speak with company recruiters using a chat and/or video function. 

“We’ve seen the sheer number of people losing their jobs across industries due to the economic effects of the pandemic, but our members are still hiring, so this is our way of making the job openings accessible to more people in a safe manner,” said Steve Cherry, VP of Corporate Outreach at NTC. “Our last event, in May, saw over 400 candidates attend with several being extended offers in the weeks that followed.” 

Potential candidates & employers can register at https://TechnologyCouncil.com/jobfair