Fewer than 15 percent of the 300 employable Gulf Coast hurricane evacuees in the area have jobs, said Paul Lynch, executive director of the Southeast Community Service Agency.
Several social service organizations have joined forces to host a job fair and employment coaching workshops.
The job fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March at the Eastgate Town Center. Workshops will be held at the Southeast Tennessee Career Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday and at Signal Centers on Dodds Avenue from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday.
About 80 to 100 hurricane evacuees and 40 employers are expected to attend, according to Southeast Tennessee Career Center officials.