The Blount County Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a resource for job seekers in East Tennessee. This part of the state is absolutely thriving when it comes to the job sector. The unemployment rate in the county is at 3.3% which is below the national average.

The employment prospects are good in Blount County. The job market has been steadily increasing in recent years, and it is predicted to grow by 38.7% in the next ten. That rate is five points higher than the majority of the U.S. The median household income in the county is $46,518.

Job-Hunting Resources

 

All of the typical job-hunting resources can be applied to your job search in Blount County. The sites like Indeed and Monster can help you find listings in the area. Plus, there is always the connections that can be made on LinkedIn.

If you want a more localized search, however, then you may want to turn to the job board located on the Blount County Chamber of Commerce website. This board will allow you to browse the local companies in the area, search for individual jobs, and even see the featured jobs in the area.

You will find that you can filter the jobs by career categories which include:

  • Advertising and Media
  • Automotive, Aviation and Marine
  • Employment and Staffing
  • Government and Education
  • Industrial, MFG, Construction
  • Pets and Veterinary
  • Religious Organizations
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry
  • Business and Professional Services
  • Family, Community and Non-Profit
  • Health Care
  • Lodging, Travel and Tourism
  • Public Utilities and Environment
  • Restaurants, Food and Beverage
  • Arts, Culture and Entertainment
  • Computers, IT and Technology
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Home and Garden
  • Personal Services and Care
  • Real Estate
  • Shopping and Specialty Retail

The job listings on the job board feature information about the companies in addition to the information about the specific job that is open. When you see something that interests you, you can click the “learn more” button to see more details about the listing or be taken directly to the hiring company’s website.

Blount County Job Fair

 

For those that are already in the area or plan to be on March 28th, you can attend the Blount County Job Fair that is taking place at the Foothills Mall in Maryville. This fair is open to anyone that is looking for a new job or is in need of career development opportunities. There is no charge for attendance.

 

The job fair is designed to help area businesses find eligible employees to fill full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities. In addition to the area business that will be in attendance. The American Job Center at Alcoa will also be on site. They will be helping job seekers find training opportunities and educational programs. They can also help with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and helping applicants do research on their prospective employers.

 

The fair is scheduled to take place from 2 pm to 6 pm on Thursday, March 28th. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.