multi-county hiring event

A multi-county hiring event will be held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center on Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As of Tuesday, May 7, 24 employers and 14 community resource providers are scheduled to attend from Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, Franklin, Moore and Grundy counties, according to Veteran Services Representative Joyce Norton at the American Job Center in Tennessee.

Community resource providers include the Coffee County Manchester Public Library, Goodwill, Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) campuses, South Central Human Resource Agency and more.

Some employers include Batesville, Calsonic, US Census, Home Depot, Motlow Community College, Buffalo Wild Wings, car companies and more.

 “There’s a wide variety,” Norton said.

 “We have some big companies that are always needing people,” Norton said. “We try to bring in small to medium sized companies to, one, give them the experience of a job fair and, two, let people know there are other companies available.”

Norton explained events like these allow community resources to meet employers and community members so that everyone can benefit and hiring events allow employers to network with one another as well.

“It’s not just to provide people with jobs, it’s to provide them with resources and also provide groups the opportunity to network with each other,” Norton said.

During the four hour event, employers and community resource providers will have tables set up in the conference center for the community to peruse.

To attend, register at

The event is free and open to everyone who registered.

Veterans will receive priority service.

News Editor

Casey recently joined the Manchester Times team in March 2018. Coming off a 17-month reporter stint in Port Chester, NY, she is looking forward to slowing down and integrating herself into the community. She currently resides in Manchester.

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