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Knoxville Area Urban League partners with Home Depot for hiring event

March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

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Natalie Bailey
Moxley Carmichael


The Knoxville Area Urban League, a proponent of economic self-suffiency, will host a job fair in partnership with Home Depot, which is hiring full- and part-time positions at its four Knoxville locations.

The hiring event will take place Thursday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Knoxville Area Urban League’s headquarters, 1514 E. Fifth Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

“A job fair perfectly aligns with our mission to help people achieve economic stability,” said Phyllis Y. Nichols, president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League. “We are grateful to Home Depot for coming to us to help find a skilled and diverse workforce for their stores.”

The national home improvement retailer has four locations in Knoxville: 4710 Centerline Drive (East); 9361 Kingston Pike (West); 2751 Schaad Road (North); and 140 Green Road (South).

Home Depot is filling sales, customer service, cashier, lot and freight positions. Applicants should complete an online application at Applicants also should arrive at the hiring event with an updated resume and be prepared for job interviews and the possibility of on-site offers.

“Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings,” Nichols said. “We are delighted to partner with Home Depot, and we encourage anyone seeking work to attend this job fair for the chance to work with a national retailer.”

About the Knoxville Area Urban League

Since 1968, the Knoxville Area Urban League has assisted disadvantaged people attain social and economic stability and self-sufficiency through direct services and advocacy. The League works to provide a skilled and diverse workforce; to increase homeownership; to support economic and small business development, and to enhance education efforts for our youth. The Knoxville Area Urban League is a United Way of Greater Knoxville partner agency and affiliate of the National Urban League. The League’s work and results are evident in the lives of the over 8,000 people it impacts each year.

For more information on the Knoxville Area Urban League and its programs, call 865-524-5511 or visit