Rep. Black Hosts Cookeville Job Fair With 35 Employers From Upper Cumberland
Cookeville, TN – The office of U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) hosted 35 employers and more than 250 jobseekers at a job fair in the Leslie Town Centre in Cookeville, Tennessee on Tuesday, June 18. The event featured representatives from the financial services, health care, manufacturing, higher education, and retail industries as well as workshops on how to put together a winning resume, successful skills for job interviews, and a round table discussion on qualities business owners look for in prospective employees. Black released the following statement about the job fair:
“I continue to hear every day from families who are struggling in the Obama economy. While Tennessee has fared better than many states, there are still multiple counties in my district that are grappling with unemployment numbers in the double-digits and I want to do all that I can to help. This job fair was a practical way to connect job-seekers with businesses that are hiring here in our community. I was thrilled by the great turnout and I hope that this job fair in Cookeville marks the start of many new beginnings and career success stories for those in our district who have been out of work,” said Congressman Diane Black.
Note: The job fair at the Leslie Town Centre follows previous jobs fairs hosted by Congressman Black on the campus of Cumberland University (April 2012), a veterans’ job fair in Gallatin, Tennessee on the campus of Volunteer State Community College (September 2011) and a job fair at Tennessee Tech University (August 2011).