More than 66 companies represented the Upper Cumberland

Cookeville – The first annual Highlands CareerFest powered by TVA was a success.

Called the “largest hybrid (virtual and in person) career fair central Tennessee has ever seen”, more than 66 companies were represented and hopeful candidates grabbed swag and talked about opportunity in hopes of snagging the perfect job.

Averitt Express booth at CareerFest.

“The Highlands Economic Partnership strives to improve the quality of life for all citizens by providing opportunities for businesses to grow and prosper. Right now, connecting our regional employers to a talented workforce is paramount to the success of our economic scalability. Our organization has aggressive goals for filling open jobs over the next five years. This is going to be a huge first step on that journey”, said Vice President of The Highlands Economic Partnership, Adam Poe.

Other Companies represented were:

  • Portobello America
  • Twin Lakes
  • Aphena Pharma Solutions
  • Franklin Fixtures
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Livingston Regional Hospital
  • Cookeville Regional Medical Center
  • Cookeville Police Department
  • Cookeville Fire Department
  • F&M Bank
  • Sam’s Club
  • CHC Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical
  • J Cumby Construction, INC
  • Ford Lincoln of Cookeville
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • Putnam County Schools (TN) School System
  • Kindred Hospice
  • First National Bank of Tennessee
  • And more

The Highlands Economic Partnership, established in 2006 by The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce as the Highlands Initiative, is a collaborative, public/private sector program designed to boost economic development and community development in Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties. The HEP is funded by federal, state, city and county governments and agencies, chambers of commerce, key officials and business leaders throughout the Upper Cumberland region.

Photos courtesy of Highlands Economic Partnership.

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