Where the jobs are

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

COOKEVILLE – While some companies are still waiting to return their employees from the COVID-19 furloughs, others are in the midst of hiring sprees. From restaurant workers to warehousing and food processing, there are jobs available in Cookeville.

Academy Sports and Outdoors will be hosting a job fair today – Wednesday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the distribution center located at 4500 Academy Rd, Cookeville. The company is hiring for all shifts and pay rates start at $11 to $12 per hour. A full benefit package is available. 

Krystal has worked through a difficult time in the restaurant industry and plans to increase its workforce by 25%. Apply online at Krystal.com and select “Careers.” The company is hiring for a variety of positions from crew members and shift leaders to general managers. A full benefit package is available.

Perdue Farms is adding a new line and looks to hire at least 50 employees. Positions range from general labor to onboarding team leader and quality assurance operations management trainee, among others. Apply at perduecareers.com

Aphena Pharma is still looking to fill positions at its Cookeville location. Positions range from production associate to supervisory positions. For more information, see aphenapharma.com/careers. A full benefit package is available.

Ficosa is looking for maintenance technicians and operators. For more information, see Ficosa.com.

Seven Senses Food & Cheer is looking to hire line cooks and servers at industry-competitive pay rates, depending on experience. Apply in person at the restaurant, located at 32 W. Broad St. in Cookeville.

Quality Private Care is hiring LPN’s, CNA’s, and Homemakers in its Cookeville, Crossville, and Livingston offices. Apply by contacting Lee Armstrong by email or apply online at qualityprivate.com/employment/.

Many more companies are openly recruiting in the Upper Cumberland area. UCBJ will continue to work with business in the U.C. to recruit the workforce necessary to thrive in today’s economic climate. 

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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