Despite shutdown, almost 200 attend TSA Tennessee jobs event

HoustonChronicle.com | 1/12/2019 | Staff
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A day after its officers went without a paycheck for the first time during the government shutdown, the Transportation Security Administration drew in almost 200 people still interested in the airport security job during a fast-track hiring event Saturday in Tennessee.

Joshua Paders, a 31-year-old who attended the event, said he would still take a TSA position if he's hired and the government remains shut down and he wouldn't be getting a paycheck right away.

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"It just shows that I'm willing to work, that I really want to do it," said Paders, who said he's worked in multiple security jobs and always viewed TSA as a good opportunity.

TSA Federal Security Director for Tennessee Stephen Wood said job hunters at the event like Paders didn't really inquire about the shutdown, which has left 51,000 of the administration's transportation-security officers working without pay because they are deemed essential employees. They expect to be made whole once the shutdown ends.

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The administration is looking to hire dozens more officers at the booming Nashville International Airport, even as the ones they have make do without pay for now. Prospective...
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