TOP PHOTO: The Campbell County Mayor’s office, TCAT Jacksboro and the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce partnered together to host a Healthcare job fair at the TCAT campus on Thursday. 

Pictured left to right at TCAT are Raphael Baeta with Express Employment, TCAT Jacksboro President Debbie Petree, TCAT Jacksboro Student Services Counselor Camilla Gambrel and Campbell County Deputy Mayor Randy Brown.

 By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A Healthcare Job Fair was held at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jacksboro campus Thursday from 9am to 1pm.

The event was hosted through a partnership between TCAT, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and County Mayor’s office in an effort to “build Campbell County’s workforce.”

President of TCAT Jacksboro Debbie Petree said the event had a “great response from health-care employers and from students.” Just about all the TCAT students had an opportunity to visit with health-care representatives. 

“We had 29 different employers show up to represent and discuss career opportunities with students and all who were interested,” Petree said. 

Tennova Healthcare had a booth at Thursday’s Healthcare job fair held at TCAT Jacksboro.

According to County Mayor Jack Lynch, statistics show many current jobs are in the factory and Healthcare settings and there is a “definite need for additional health care workers.”

“We were very pleased with the turnout of 29 employers and multiple job seekers; this is about building the workforce,” Lynch said.

The idea to hold the health fair “came out of the Business and Workforce Development Committee,” according to Campbell County Deputy Mayor Randy Brown.

The Campbell County Health Department participated in Thursday’s Health care job fair at TCAT on Thursday. Left to right is Shannon Carroll, Chelsea Sharp and Amanda Walden.

“A job fair was the perfect way to connect job seekers with employers,” Brown said, adding that the county mayor’s office wanted to say thank you to “TCAT and the Chamber for the partnership and coming together to make it a successful job fair. “

He, along with other organizers, said they hope to help local health-care employers recruit prospective employees.

“We want to make sure Campbell County residents know Campbell County jobs are available,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Missy Tackett.

The health-care job fair went so well, organizers said there would “definitely be more job fairs in the future.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/02/2023-6AM)