Job fair underway in Pigeon Forge; 1000 new jobs up for grabs

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn (WVLT) -- The doors are open, and applications are being taken for 1,000 new jobs in the Pigeon Forge area.

The first of three job fairs is underway at the Music Road Hotel Convention Center, located at 303 Henderson Chapel Road in Pigeon Forge.

It runs until 8 pm.

Volunteer TV's Stephen McLamb says there was a line this morning when the doors opened, and applications are being accepted at a brisk pace.

Applications are being accepted for the following jobs.

Administrative:
Receptionist

Marketing:
Promotions Manager
Sales Assistant
Collateral Representative

Operations:
Custodial Maintenance
Landscaping
General Maintenance
Security

Attractions/Games/Rides/Special Events/Entertainment:
Darrell Waltrip Racing Experience Venue
Manager
DWRE Supervisor
DWRE Hosts & Hostess
DWRE Announcers & Actors
Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture
Museum Venue Manager
DRHMPM Supervisor
DRHMPM Host & Hostess
Guest Services Ambassador
Entertainment Manager
Entertainment Supervisor
Special Events Manager
Technical Entertainment Supervisor
Rides Operators, Ticket Seller
Games and Attractions Host & Hostess
Costumed Characters

Hospitality:
Front Desk Clerks
Front & Back Managers
Bellman
Laundry Attendants
Housekeepers

Merchandising:
Shop Manager
Assistant Shop Manager
Shop Day Supervisor
Shop Night Supervisor
Shop Clerk
Warehouse Manager
Assistant Warehouse
Manager
Warehouse Day Supervisor
Warehouse Night
Supervisor
Warehouse Attendant
Data Entry Clerk

Food & Beverage:
Catering Manager
Catering Chef
Catering Operations
Coordinator
General Manager
Assistant General Manager
Key Hourly Manager
Kitchen Manager
Food Court Manager
Assistant Food Court
Manager
Customer Service
Attendant (Concessions)
Clerk
Dining Room Attendant
Servers
Hospitality Ambassador
Bussers
Bartender
Cook
Prep Cook
Line Cook
Dish Machine Operator
Smoker Prep Cook (Island
BBQ)
Barista
Shift Leader
Vignette Manager
Vignette Assistant Manager
Concessions Customer
Service Attendants

They have not yet set the date and times for other 2 job fairs, but that will be posted on volunteertv.com and on Volunteer TV as soon as that is scheduled.

The latest unemployment rate in Tennessee shows more than 7% of the state is unemployed, but an upcoming job fair could lower that rate.

With more than 1,000 new jobs! The best part is some of the jobs start soon, and some by the end of the year.

That's 1,000 more jobs coming to Sevier County and with 3 job fairs, it's a great opportunity for people in need of employment.

It may not look like much now, but it will soon be the newest place to visit in Sevier County.

It's the Belle Island Village, and yes, it will actually be an island, soon surrounded by water.

Glen Bilbo, the developer, says "We have 5 sections of Belle Island, 92 stores, we have restaurants, a hotel that's going to be very special."

The 26 acre themed resort will include all types of entertainment for all ages.

Glen says "We have 2 main stages that will need live performers."

But inside these, now empty, buildings will not only be fun, but an opportunity. An opportunity for employment, for more than 1,000 people.

Glen says "Some of those positions will be almost immediate. They'll be needing them to stock their stores and put shelving in and do all the things they're needing there."

Glen Bilbo hopes to open around the first of 2009, so most of the new employees will start by the end of the year.

Something locals greatly appreciate. Charlotte Bise says "People are really hurting now so I'm sure it will be very welcomed. Sevier County is a wonderful opportunity. It's a great place."

And Glen expects the attractions to not only be a great place to visit, but a fun place to work. He says "In our Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Museum we have hostesses and tickets and custodial help. The Darryl Waltrip Racing Experience has needs for people throughout the venue so they can walk people through and tell them about the history."


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