At M Force Staffing, an employment firm tucked behind Regal Downtown West Cinema 8, recruiters are busy trying to fill 175 technical jobs between Knoxville and Nashville. While there are skilled workers in the area, the company has to go as far as California sometimes to find the right match. “We have the jobs. We struggle with finding the people. It’s not what everybody seems to think,” M Force Staffing CEO Joe Kirby said.
By Tim Spagnola
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