CU to host job fair

POST staff reports

Open to the general public as well as Cumberland students, the Wilson County Job Fair will play host to an estimated 40 employers, including Bank of America, Oreck of Cookeville, the Metro-Nashville Police Department and Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.

“This event is for the entire Wilson County community. It will provide residents and students the opportunity to visit with employers and, potentially, to interview for positions with the companies represented,” CU Senior Director of Student Affairs Brad Iftner said.

“We’d encourage anyone who plans to attend to wear business attire and to bring several copies of his or her resume to provide to potential employers.”

CU staff will operate a shuttle service between the University and several nearby areas throughout the duration of the job fair in order to accommodate additional traffic.

Staff will make stops every 5 to 10 minutes among various parking locations.

“Our regular classes will be in session throughout the day, and parking spaces in the vicinity of the gymnasium may be difficult to come by,” said Eddie Pawlawski, CU vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

“So, we’ve opted to operate a shuttle service in order to better serve both job seekers and employers. We’re grateful that a number of nearby churches have offered their parking lots for our use.”

Parking and shuttle service will be available at the following area churches:

· First Baptist Church (227 E. Main Sreet.) · First United Methodist Church (415 W. Main Street.) · Immanuel Baptist Church (214 Castle Heights Avenue) · St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church (300 S. Tarver Avenue)

For more information on the upcoming Wilson County Job Fair, including a map of nearby parking areas, visit

You may also contact Iftner at 547-1285 or via e-mail at