Job fair turns resume into meals for the hungry

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Answer Financial made a pledge to donate money to the Second Harvest Food Bank for every resume turned in at Tuesday's career fair.

The company is one of the largest auto and home insurance agencies in the U.S., and is running the campaign as a part of a larger initiative to hire 75 sales associates in the Knoxville area before the end of the year.

Several turned up to the seven hour fair in west Knoxville at the Holiday Inn to apply for positions. The company says it hopes to add 100 by the end of 2013.

"We're trying to get the word out on the large number of open positions and great career opportunities we have at Answer Financial while at the same time providing assistance to a non-profit organization that does great work in the community," comments Lance Dawson, Human Resources Director at Answer Financial. "We encourage anyone interested in meeting our team to come by our career fair, and if you'd like to help increase our donation, remember to bring your resume. We're actively hiring for November, December and January training classes and will continue to grow our team through next year."

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