On July 27, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the June 2017 unemployment rates by county. Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region (WIOA 12):

June 2017 UI Rates

For more information please see the Department News Release.

On June 22, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the May 2017 unemployment rates by county. Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region (WIOA 12):

For more information please see the Department News Release.

 Weakley Badge
 
Weakley County recently earned national recognition as an ACT® Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) in Tennessee, becoming one of only 14 counties in the state to achieve this milestone, and the final county in LWDA 12 to be certified. Certification as a Work Ready Community means the county has job candidates with proven work ready skills as evidenced by the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). It also shows that local employers recognize the need for employees with national certifications that fulfill their hiring needs. According to Margaret Prater, Executive Director for the Northwest TN Workforce Board, Weakley County has received 27 employer endorsements and 622 job seekers have earned the NCRC as part of the Work Ready Community project. “We are extremely proud of Weakley County leadership for seeing the value in the NCRC for their employers and citizens” Prater said.

On May 25, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the April 2017 unemployment rates by county. Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region (WIOA 12):

UI Rates Apr 2017

For more information please see the Department News Release.

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OSO May 2017 Revised

 

 

On April 27, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the March  2017 unemployment rates by county. Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region (WIOA 12):

UI Rates Mar 2017

For more information please see the Department News Release.

Kelon Johnson photo

When Christopher “Kelon” Johnson received a transportation stipend through the American Job Center in Humboldt in order to attend the TN College of Applied Technology in McKenzie, he was unemployed and supporting his young son, Jaxton. The stipend helped Johnson offset the costs of traveling to and from training five days per week. 

“Transportation stipends are a great program to help students, and my Career Advisor, Jeannie Mathis, always encouraged me to do my best and was always there to help me," says Johnson.

While originally enrolled in the Electronics-Based Green Technology, the death of his instructor in his second trimester of training resulted in Johnson changing his course of study to Production Automation. 
He earned his Production Automation Diploma in August 2015, quickly going to work as a Maintenance Technician at UNG, Inc. in Jackson, TN. At UNG, Inc., he used advanced manufacturing techniques to produce an assortment of vehicle components such as carpet systems and dash insulators. Johnson is currently employed at Black and Decker as a Maintenance Technician, earning over $22 per hour.
“Kelon never let the death of his instructor, change of programs, or supporting his son stop him from accomplishing his goals of finishing training” comments Career Advisor Jeannie Mathis.  “I consider working with Kelon a privilege and admire him for overcoming so many barriers to accomplish his goals of becoming a successful adult in the workforce.”