TN College Of Applied Technology

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus at the Phipps Bend Industrial Park hosted a job fair featuring several local factories looking for workers.Hawkins County is seeing more job opportunities but fewer employees to fill them.”It may be a problem for now, but it’s a good problem to have. We have a shortage of employees to fill a lot of jobs,” said Larry Elkins, the Industrial Development board member. “But I think after some of the efforts like today, the problem will go away.”About seven local companies attended the fair.Techni-Glass was one of them.They were hoping to find reliable employees to fill their positions.But HR Coordinator Issac Overbay says good work is hard to come by.