People in local labor force


People in regional labor force


New manufacturing jobs created in the last decade

High-Quality Education Opportunities

Our local labor force of 32,000 is at the heart of a labor shed more than half a million strong. As our population grows, local residents welcome business growth that allows them to live and work in the same communities. Their demand for high-quality education has led to a passionate commitment to excellence in our public schools and drawn local classes from Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College to a local higher education facility, Highland Crest College Campus, along with an extension of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Nashville in Springfield and Portland.

Proven Sustainability

Robertson County’s increasingly robust economy quickly assimilated nearly 300 displaced workers in 2017 with the closing of Sensata.

Workforce Readiness Partnership

Robertson County’s business community and local schools created a workforce-readiness partnership called Robertson Education Initiative (REdI) encompassing a wide range of programs to support, challenge, and improve education and make sure students gain the real-world skills they need to become effective employees and capable leaders.

Workforce Development Initiatives

We are passionate about helping the local workforce find jobs close to home with our community job board.

White Collar Workforce Study

Recognizing  that more than 65% of our residents leave the county each day for work, we commissioned a study by consultants at Newmark Knight to identify and quantify the skills and job sectors of our out-commuting population. We hope to use this data to attract employers who closely align with the skills and sectors that could provide jobs closer to home for these workers.

WorkForce Training Enhancements

We work closely with our K-12 Career Technical Education partners as well as Vol State Community College and the TN College of Applied Technology to continually update and enhance training programs that align with the needs of our local business and industry.

Career Development Programs

Partnering with Robertson County Schools and our Chambers of Commerce, we host a variety of events for middle and high school students to help them assess their career interests and aptitudes and learn more about local career opportunities and training programs:

  • 8th Grade Career Exploration Fair
  • Job Shadowing for High School Juniors
  • Job Fair for Graduating Seniors
  • Manufacturing Leadership Experience – designed to expose HS students to local manufacturing careers
  • You Science Assessments – provides state of the art career  interest and aptitude testing for all Robertson County middle and high school students.