NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Due to the May flood, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center was forced to lay off 1,700 people. On Friday, company officials hired the lasts hundreds of workers needed to prepare for the November reopening of the Opryland Hotel.
Just over 2,000 people were scheduled for interviews for the remaining positions Opryland had to offer the community.
"These people will actually receive job offers and will receive their start date when they start the orientation process," General Manager Pete Weien said to News 2.
The job fair comes to Nashville at a perfect time with the poor economy and high unemployment rates that still exist.
"I moved from Las Vegas because of the economy so I'm pretty excited about this opportunity," applicant Crystal Campbell said to News 2.
"Everyone wants a job so this is an opportunity," interviewee Marcus Samuel said.
"I pride myself on hard work and I can sense this is a grand opening, this is a grand event. I'm glad to be a part of it," Samuel added.
Friday was the final day of the hiring event.
Gaylord Opryland expected to hire 300 people on Friday.