Amazon looks to fill 100 jobs in Chattanooga, Charleston

This story was updated on Sept. 8, 2020 at 4:25 p.m. with more information.

Online retailer Amazon has more than 100 open posts at its Chattanooga and Charleston, Tennessee, distribution centers which officials hope to fill next week at a virtual hiring event.

Across Tennessee, the company has more than 1,100 open corporate and tech jobs, the company said on Wednesday.

The Southeast Tennessee jobs at Amazon are not part of peak holiday season hiring, said a company spokeswoman.

Amazon will host Career Day 2020 on Sept. 16. Registration is open and job seekers can find more information, including how to sign up for a career coaching session, at amazon.jobs/careerday, according to the company.

As part of the nationwide virtual event, Amazon will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs currently available at the company with thousands of additional hourly positions across the company’s

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How and why to fill out the census before the end of the month

Filling out the census means more than just getting counted in the population. It means funding for dozens of programs that impact people directly.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The deadline for filling out the 2020 census is now less than a month away, at Sept. 30. It directly impacts people and program funding here in Tennessee.

In 2017, Tennessee was allocated $17,298,449,635 in federal funds for 55 programs that impact millions of people.

That amount was determined by the census and how many people of different ages, incomes and other demographics filled it out.

School breakfast and lunch programs, WIC aid for new moms and babies, new and updated roads our local Mobile Meals program all benefit from people filling out their census forms.

“31 percent of our budget comes from federal dollars,” said Judith Pelot, Director of Nutrition Services at CAC. “It’s important that we count all those seniors because

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