Answer Financial Inc., a local insurance agency, hopes to help Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee by making a donation to the food bank for every resume it receives during a career fair in West Knoxville today.
The company, one of the largest auto and home insurance agencies in the United States, is planning to hire 75 sales associates in the Knoxville area by the end of the year.
Residents and job seekers with sales or customer service experience can take part in the fair at the Holiday Inn on Cedar Bluff from noon to 7 p.m. today. The career fair will include guests Josh and Will of Sports Animal radio.
“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 help to a nonprofit organization that does great work in the community,” said Lance Dawson, the company’s human resources director.
He said Answer Financial, which has offices in Oak Ridge, is hiring for November, December, and January training classes. The goal is to hire 75 new associates before year-end and more than 100 in 2013 in the Knoxville area alone. Answer Financial represents more than 20 insurance companies, including The Hartford, Safeco, Progressive, and Esurance.