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Jobs and prize money up for grabs at freight brokerage job fair

TAMPA — Saturday could be a lucky day for job seekers.

Total Quality Logistics, a freight brokerage company based in Cincinnati, is holding a job fair to fill 50 entry-level sales positions in its Tampa office. But jobs are not the only thing on the line.

Attendees have a chance to win $60,632 — the average year's compensation of a salesperson who has been selling at TQL for two years — whether they get the job or not.

"It's fun and that is part of the culture at TQL. We like to have a lot of fun," said spokeswoman Kristine Glenn. It doesn't hurt that the prize money may help attract a larger talent pool.

"We are very hopeful that it will bring more people out and get people talking about our culture," Glenn said. "Our culture is well-known in Cincinnati but we are new in Tampa."

TQL, which specializes in truckload transportation, opened its Tampa office in 2010 near Waters Avenue and the Veterans Expressway. There are currently about 100 people employed at that location.

No particular background or experience is necessary for the open positions, Glenn said, though the company is looking for candidates who are persistent, disciplined, have tremendous work ethic and excellent customer service skills. Training is available for new hires.

And even if the job doesn't work out, there's that shot at the prize money. To win, an attendee must crack the six-digit code to unlock the vault. The opportunity will be available at all 18 job fair locations across the country.

"We think it's great companies are hiring and they are looking to put people on the payroll," said Bob Rohrlack, president of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. "As far as their drawing for a significant amount of money, that's a great idea … so we applaud their ingenuity."

The job fair goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the company's Tampa office at 8001 Woodland Center Blvd., Suite 200. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters, tour the office and learn more about TQL.

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