Hawkins County Tennessee Profile Demographics - Tax Structure - Communications Description of region and demographics such as population, age distribution, tax structure, & communications. Hawkins County is 60 miles northeast of Knoxville, 50 miles southwest of Bristol, 259 miles from Cincinnati, 284 from Atlanta, 695 miles from New York City, 651 from New Orleans, and one day's drive away from 75% of major U.S. markets and 90,000,000 consumers. (read more)
Hawkins County is located in Northeast Tennessee, extending down from the Virginia state line. The county is divided into two almost equal sections by the Holston River, which traverses the county's entire length. One of the largest counties in the state, the 480 square miles of Hawkins County ranges from relatively flat valleys dotted with farms and pasture land to the high mountain ridges of the Appalachians.
Hawkins County Workforce Located between Knoxville and Bristol and central to Johnson City, Morristown, & Greeneville. Local industries experience an absenteeism rate of between 1 and 3%, a low tardiness rate, high productivity, and low union activity.
Hawkins County has an excellent labor force trained in all types of industrial skills including Tool & Die, Computer Programming, Engineering, Accounting, Production & Quality Control, Industrial Maintenance Operations, Machine Operating, Welding, Sales, Personnel, Clerical, Industrial Management, Transportation, and many others.
Education & Training in Hawkins County
Hawkins County is located within a 75-mile radius of twelve colleges and universities. The University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University jointly operate a branch in Eastern Hawkins County.
Hawkins County's educational system includes 12 elementary schools, 3 middle schools (6-8 grades), and two comprehensive high schools with fully equipped vocational-technical departments. The educational system has an average daily attendance of 7,501 and graduates approximately 400 yearly. Vocational-Technical training is offered at the Tennessee Technology Centers at Phipps Bend, Morristown and at the Northeast State Technical Institute in neighboring Sullivan County.
Training Services in Hawkins County!
The State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Industrial Training Service offers the following training services for new or expanding industries to meet their individual needs and requirements. Pre-employment Training - On-the-job Training - First-Line and Second-Line Training - Job Instructor Training & Training For Unique Equipment and Processes. (read more)
The Vocational Department of both Cherokee and Volunteer High Schools offer courses in electricity, electronics, graphic arts, welding, auto mechanics, building trades, drawing, etc. The Tennessee technology center in Morristown and a new 26,000 sq. ft. facility at the Phipps Bend Industrial District, with classes in Welding, Basic Skills, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Shop, Business Systems Technology, Computer Operations Technology and Truck Driver Training.
Logistically Located Minutes From Interstates, Air & Rail Service
Hawkins County and Phipps Bend Industrial Park are located within minutes of Interstates 81, 40 & 75. The Tri City airport is within 30 miles and serviced by 5 carriers. A statewide network of railroads connects Hawkins County with all regional and national markets. The county is served by Norfolk-Southern and CSX Rail Systems. Read More >
Sixty-five common carriers are licensed to serve Hawkins County. Major firms include: Roadway Freight, Consolidated Freight, Smith Transfer, and A. J. Metler. All offer second day service to 70% of America's markets
Hawkins County and Phipps Bend Industrial Park are located within minutes of Interstates 81, 40 & 75. The Tri City airport is within 30 miles and serviced by 5 carriers.
A Great Place to Work & Live
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