Hope VI FreshStart

Employment Opportunities

Apprenticeship Program

Eastman Chemical Company is working with HOPE VI / CSS to offer some Apprenticeship Program opportunities. The programs have two components: on-the-job training and related instruction (classroom). The FreshStart staff can help you prepare for the programs. Contact us today!


YouthBuild Kingsport is an employment training program that offers young men and women the chance to receive on-site construction training, paid work in residential construction, adult basic education toward a GED, and job placement assistance or continuing education referral after training. It’s a great way to learn a trade and get paid for it at the same time.

YouthBuild Kingsport will be building four lots in the Riverview community. If you’re between 18-24 and do not have your GED or high-school diploma, contact:
Lisa Evans
YouthBuild Coordinator
423-765-9325 ext. 204
You can also go by Riverview Employment Outreach Office to apply in person.


If you wish to be considered for a construction job on the Sherwood/Hiwassee or Riverivew development projects, please click here to complete the online form. Or contact either of the following:

Cornerstone, LLC, the contracted developer of the HOPE VI project:
Bill Henderson
CLICK HERE to e-mail

Walker Construction, the contractor on the HOPE VI project:
Will Smith
CLICK HERE to e-mail

Persons of all ages are welcome to apply.