COVID-19: Where the jobs have gone?

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Although there are many hospitality and retail workers being furloughed across the Upper Cumberland, there are still many employers that are looking for workers immediately.

The following is a list of employers that have asked for workers during these hard times:

Acument Global Technologies – Currently hiring for 3 automated maintenance mechanic positions available and one tool maker apprenticeship at the plant in Spencer. Apply at  

Allied Universal – Hiring security professionals. Apply online at

Altium Health Care Vista Drive Sparta – Currently hiring. Applicants apply through Randstad, either in Cookeville or we have a representative from Randstad here on site at 600 Vista Drive, Sparta

At Home Healthcare – Hiring at all offices.

Averitt – Hiring CDL-A Drivers and other administrative positions – apply at

Celina Health and Rehab – PT Dietary positions, 2 full time Certified Nursing Assistant positions for Nights and Days, Full time LPN night position and PT LPN night position. Apply in person at 120 Pitcock Lane, Celina.

Express Employment Professionals – Currently hiring for several positions for our clients and we are receiving new jobs each day. We have full time, part time and temporary positions available with all shifts available including 12 hour and weekend shifts. We are also searching for many skilled positions. Anyone can apply online at or call our office for an immediate phone interview 931-854-1900.

Flexial – Hiring production technicians on 2nd and 3rd shifts. Apply at the plant, 1483 Gould Drive, Cookeville

Kroger – apply in person

Lone Wolf Transportation – Hiring CDL-A Drivers. For information, call  931-268-5987.

McDonald’s – apply in person

New Horizons Cleaning Service – Cleaning positions open M-F 4:30-11 p.m. Apply at or call 615-360-8595.

Pacesetters – Is still hiring. FT & PT job opportunities available in Putnam, Overton, White, Warren, and Macon counties. Pay starts at $10/hour with an additional monthly bonus based on your hours worked. Apply on-line at:

Perdue Farms (Monterey) – Currently has openings to fill for General Labor on all shift. Also, a couple of positions in our maintenance department on second and third shift. General labor starting pay depending on position from $12.05 up to $13.35, topping out in 60 days from $13.95 up to $15.25 (depending on position). Maintenance Position Must pass mechanical aptitude test and must have HS diploma or equivalent. We take walk in applications from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at 2300 Industrial Drive, Monterey.

Quality Private Duty Care – Accepting applications for Homemakers, CNA’s, and LPN’s.

Application is online at

Schneider – Continues to have a need for drivers, and we are still actively hiring. We are hiring experienced and brand new CDL holders with no experience. Apply online at

Suncrest Companion Services – We cover 7 counties and are hiring Caregivers, CNAs, and LPNs. We are happy to assist those looking for employment or displaced currently and needing temporary work. Applicants can apply online or contact Ginger or Amy at 615-597-2067

THK Rythym Sparta – Has limited job openings available for all shifts. Apply in person 549 Vista Drive, Sparta.

V&F Transformers (Celina) – Hiring 1st and 2nd shifts (temporary considered). Apply at the plant, 31125 Walnut Avenue, Celina.

Vulcan Materials – Currently hiring for various positions throughout the state. 

Applications should be submitted via our company website at

This is the list available now. Please contact Jimmy Simpson at to list any additional jobs that become available.

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