published Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Cricket holding job fair today

Cell phone provider Cricket Communications Inc. is hosting a job fair today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its 6219 Lee Highway store. The company said it is looking to fill 10 sales representative openings across its 13 area stores.

“As Cricket continues to grow and further position itself as a top-tier, national carrier, one of our main priorities is to hire the best and brightest employees available,” Gary Clayton, Cricket district director for East Tennessee, said.

Feds to buy 1st 100 Volts off line

WASHINGTON — The first customer for the Chevrolet Volt also happens to be its largest investor — the Obama administration.

The White House said Wednesday that the government will “purchase the first 100 plug-in electric vehicles to roll off American assembly lines” before the end of the year.

The Volt, which GM describes as an extended-range electric vehicle, is the only model that fits that description. GM began building its first production Volts at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama has set a target of putting a million plug-in hybrids on American roads by 2015.

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