Tennessee Career Centers
Capstone Delivers Products to Kroger
While TN Career Centers Deliver Qualified Workers to Capstone
For the site manager of a company charged with all operations at a new regional distribution center for Kroger in Portland, Tennessee, the Gallatin Career Center has been of enormous assistance in recruiting activities.
“The Career Center has been the biggest help in doing performance screening against what we’re looking for in qualifications,” said Jim Nephew, site manager for Capstone Logistics, LLC. “They’ve saved us tremendous amounts of time in getting to the right individuals whom we can select from to proceed further with us."
“Just providing the space when you want to do these start-up operations – and this really is a start-up operation – so we can interview people and get people placed before we actually go live is a huge benefit for us.”
Jim Nephew, Capstone Site Manager
The Career Center at Gallatin has been host to Capstone Logistics (formerly LMS Intellibound) five times so far in 2012. Capstone Logistics is a national leader in services for distribution centers and manages all unloading services for Peyton’s Mid-South, a division of Kroger responsible for warehousing and distribution of non-food items to Kroger stores. Peyton’s is currently hiring warehouse workers through the Gallatin Career Center for its facility located in Portland, TN.
“Peyton’s asked us to come into this location a month ago, but it’s been a slow ramp-up because of the labor challenges we’ve seen here,” said Nephew. “Your department has provided a lot of support for us as far as bringing in additional folks. We’ve got quite a bit in the pipeline, and we have to continue that momentum because they’re asking us to take over additional services. We’re looking for another 50 or so people, and possibly more before we’re through.”
More than 60 Career Centers across Tennessee assist employers of all sizes in connecting with qualified applicants. The Career Centers post job openings, hold job fairs and special recruitment events, make available the department’s Career Coaches, provide space at Career Centers for employers to conduct interviews, and offer screening, testing, and assessment services for interested job seekers.