Businesses, workers needed for upcoming job fairs

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Stuffed animals and goldfish aren’t the best prizes that you can win at fairs across the Upper Cumberland in the next few weeks. Those lucky will walk away with a new job or career opportunity that could be the start of a new career path.

Job seekers are encouraged to visit the American Job Center (AJC) located at 1000 England Drive, Suite 101 in Cookeville for assistance in job searches and in preparing for the job fairs or interviews, with help in resume preparation and interview tips.

The following are job fairs across the region. Companies and job seekers are encouraged to register for the following events.

Class of 2021 Job Fair – May 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Express Employment Professionals, 1459 Interstate Drive in Cookeville. There will be pizza, drinks and giveaways for those attending.

Virtual Job Fair – June 2nd 10am to 12pm. Open to all industries this time. Please email if you would like to reserve a spot for this event.

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Upper Cumberland Economic Recovery Hiring Event with a veteran’s hour – Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a face-to-face event at First Baptist Church Cookeville, 18 S Walnut Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501. The first hour, 9 to 10 will be military veterans only. After 10 a.m., it will open to everyone. This is a space limited event, so please email to reserve a spot as soon as possible. AJC will run a wait list once all spots are full. Event will be in the Family Life Center gymnasium. Table locations will be based on the order in which businesses register, i.e. earliest will be closest to the entrance.

TCAT Livingston Employment and Education Expo – June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a face-to-face event at TCAT Livingston, the Mobile AJC has been requested for this event. Space is limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible. There is significant space available but if necessary, a wait list will be kept once capacity is met. Email me and please include your industry, as we will be trying as much as possible to orient businesses near the most appropriate course of study. This will be open to all jobseekers, students and non-students.

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Cookeville Higher Education Campus Employment and Education Expo – June 22, 9 a.m. to noon. This is a face-to-face event at the CHEC on Neal Street. The Mobile AJC has been requested for this event. Space is limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible. There is significant space available, but if necessary, a wait list will be kept once capacity is met. Please email me to reserve a spot. This event will be open to both students and non-students. Event will take place in the multipurpose room in the northwest corner of the building and a direct entrance will be available. Table locations will be based on the order in which businesses register, i.e. earliest will be closest to the entrance

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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