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Senior Hiring Event

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April 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Blackman High School

 

 

THE WHAT

THE WHAT

Rutherford Works, the economic development arm of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Rutherford County Schools and the Department of Labor, hosted their third annual hiring event on April 2, 2019 at Blackman High School for participating Rutherford County School seniors.

Employers advertised summer, part-time, and full-time positions to more than 300 graduating high school seniors.

THE HOW

THE HOW

The third annual Senior Hiring Event is expanding in 2019! Graduating seniors from Rutherford County high schools will travel to Blackman High for this year’s event. With resumes in hand, students will be given the opportunity to pre-apply, interview, and be hired for job openings on the spot.

Prior to the event, students at participating high schools take part in a series of developmental workshops, ranging from dress for success, resume building, personal branding, and more!

Participating High Schools 2019:

  • Blackman High School
  • Central Magnet School
  • Daniel McKee School
  • Eagleville High School
  • Holloway High School
  • LaVergne High School
  • Oakland High School
  • Riverdale High School
  • Siegel High School
  • Smyrna High School
  • Smyrna West School
  • Stewarts Creek High School

THE WHY

THE WHY

While 63% of Rutherford County High School graduates continue on to some type of post-secondary education, many of those students will work part time while in college. Whether going to college or entering the workforce immediately after high school, young adults often struggle to find meaningful employment.

The Rutherford Works Senior Hiring Fair was created to connect soon to be high school graduates with employers in our high wage, high demand industry sectors, including Construction, Health Care, IT, Logistics and Manufacturing, Hospitality & Tourism and other service industries.

THE WHO

THE WHO

Participating Companies 2019

  • Adams Place (NHC)
  • Adient, LLC
  • Alliance HR Services
  • Allvan
  • Amada Senior Care
  • Aramark
  • At Home Healthcare
  • Bluemont Group
  • Bojangles' Restaurants Inc.
  • Boulevard Terrace
  • Calsonic Kansei
  • City of Murfreesboro
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
  • Comcast Cable Communication
  • Contemporary Services (CSC)
  • Demos' Restaurants
  • DENSO Manufacturing
  • Embassy Suites Murfreesboro
  • FedEx Freight
  • Freebirds World Burrito
  • General Mills
  • Greater Nashville Pool Management
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Kroger Co
  • Lewis Bakeries Inc
  • LHC- Elk Valley Health Services
  • MAHLE Filtrations Systems North America, Inc.
  • Network Pharmacy
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts Distribution Center
  • Pratt Industries
  • Priority Staffing Group
  • Rogers Group Inc.
  • Roscoe Brown Inc.
  • Schneider Electric
  • Schwan Cosmetics USA
  • Senior Solutions Home Care
  • Somerset Logistics
  • Speedway LLC
  • Stones River Center
  • Terracon
  • Thorpe Designs
  • The Good Food Group
  • TN National Guard
  • TWB Company
  • United States Census Bureau
  • UNITED STATES NAVY
  • Universal Logistics
  • US Army
  • US Coast Guard
  • Verizon Wireless
  • VIJon
  • Vulcan Materials
  • Waffle House
  • Wegmann automotive USA Inc.
  • Yates Services, LLC @ Nissan
  • YMCA Fun Company

Schools and School Contacts 2019

School Contact Email
Blackman Jo Jo Breiner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Central Magnet Beth Duffield This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Daniel-McKee Elizabeth Abed This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Holloway Jennifer Courtney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LaVergne Kris Hooper This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LaVergne Amanda Nowlin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Oakland Nikki Ciletti This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Riverdale Emily Colbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Siegel Paige Fletcher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Smyrna Carrie Ott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Smyrna West Ronald Whitmore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stewarts Creek Tory Atwood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stewarts Creek Ann Stewart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eagleville Libby Sledge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE WINS

THE WINS

Rutherford County High School Seniors Excited to Attend Hiring Fair

Over 300 students from all 12 Rutherford County high schools gathered at Blackman High School on April 2 for the 2019 Rutherford Works Senior Hiring Event. 55 employers met with aspiring candidates to discuss opportunities, engage in interviews, and provide insights into their industry job market. "I gave away 24 resumes and talked to about 26 employers," beamed Oakland High School senior Jordan Simpson. "They asked me about my past experiences and to give responses to potential things that could happen at work. I have 7 follow-ups," he continued.

Students who participated in the event worked with school leads to prepare for meeting employers by attending workshops focusing on interviewing skills, resume building, and dressing for success. "There are so many different jobs and everyone explained what those jobs do," stated Javias Dye of Smyrna West. "There are opportunities available. I felt like I was seen as a person and could do something with my life," added Jesus Valenzuela.

"Our 2019 event has yielded the best attendance to date," noted Regina Ward, Rutherford Works Director of Education and Workforce Development. "This event is meant for all seniors in Rutherford County so they can secure employment that sets them up on a path for future success no matter if they are attending a four-year institution or entering the workforce immediately after high school graduation," she affirmed. Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions from five key workforce industries including manufacturing, health care, construction, information technology, and supply chain management were advertised. Additional industries present included child care, hospitality and retail, and military.

100% of students surveyed responded that the event should continue.

2019 Senior Hiring Event Recap

2018 Senior Hiring Event Recap