Benton, Crockett, and Henry Counties have met all criteria to maintain their status as certified ACT Work Ready Communities, demonstrating their commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the county.

Check out the 2019-2020 Annual Report presented at today's NWTN Workforce Board Annual Board Meeting! (Click image below to view the report.)

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Special from Mid-Cumberland 

peggy cookPeggy Cook is a Career Advisor for Mid-Cumberland in the Dresden American Job Center. Peggy is one of the many employees whom actually used the America Job Center Services and would like to to share her experience.

My name is Peggy Cook. In 2013 I lost my job of 28 years due to my company closing. I was devastated. I was 80 years old but not ready to retire. I received unemployment for six months while searching for a job. At this age employment seemed impossible. Someone told me to go to the American Job Center in Dresden. I went to the center and was told about the Senior Community Service Employment Program. In June 2014, I started working atthe Dresden Center through the SCSEP as a receptionist.

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Up to thirty (30) young adults ages 18-24 from Northwest TN have an opportunity to “reap” the benefits of a pre-vocational training program – Registered Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation (REAP), a partnership between Amteck, the American Job Center, and the Northwest TN Workforce Board.  Amteck delivers the latest in cutting-edge technology in the electrical engineering and contracting industry.  Through agreements with the US ReDepartment of Labor, Amteck offers a 4-year Registered Apprenticeship including classroom and on-the-job training while being paid.  Apprentices may travel to different locations to work on construction sites across the country.  After successful completion of the 4-year program, apprentices are prepared to take the exam to become a Journeyman/Licensed Electrician earning an estimated $70,000 annually.   

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a licensed electrician? Interested High school seniors (or just graduated) are invited to participate in the SHOCK and AWE Day! on June 6th.

Click on image below to view the pdf version that includes working links.

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Following the guidance of federal and state leadership, effective March 19th until at least April 6th, all Northwest American Job Centers (AJCs) will provide services electronically or by phone only.  Customers will only be seen by appointment only when absolutely necessary.  All updates will be posted on our website, www.NWTNJobs.org, and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWTNJobs/

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Benton County Specialized Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  8 am-4:30 pm

Benton Co. Community Resource Center

145 Hospital Drive, Camden, TN 38320

(731) 584-1711    Fax: (731) 213-2423

 

Carroll County Comprehensive Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

470 Mustang Drive, Huntingdon, TN 38344

(731) 352-8898    Fax: (731) 986-2055

 

Crockett County Specialized Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm

331 South Bells Street, Alamo, TN 38001

(731) 696-2530    Fax: (731) 696-3102

 

Dyer County Comprehensive Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

313 West Cedar Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024

(731) 286-7700    Fax: (731) 286-8354

 

Gibson County Affiliate Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

1751 East Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343

(731) 784-5221    Fax: (731) 784-9522

 

Henry County Affiliate Center

Monday-Thursday  8 am-4:30 pm

55 Jones Bend Rd, Ext., Paris, TN 38242

(731) 641-1020    Fax: (731)  641-1164

 

Lake County Specialized Center

Monday & Tuesday 8 am-4 pm, Thursday 8-11 am

Lake County Courthouse

229 Church Street Tiptonville, TN 38079

(731) 253-8171    Fax: (731)  253-9815

Thursday 1-4:30 pm

 

Ridgely Public Library Access Point

134 N.  Main St., Ridgely, TN 38080

Obion County Affiliate Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

204 South 2nd Street, Union City, TN 38261

(731) 884-3868    Fax: (731) 885-3652

 

Weakley County Affiliate Center

Monday-Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm

Weakley County Courthouse

116 W. Main Street, Dresden, TN 38225

(731) 364-0100    Fax: (731) 364-0107

Has your job been impacted by COVID-19 business closures? The state has just released the following updated UI guide for temporary assistance during these closures. Please click on the image below for a larger and interactive image. 

If you have any questions pertaining to your claim, please contact the help line at 877-813-0950. You can also visit https://tdlwd.zendesk.com

Guide to File for Unemployment COVID 19

 

In light of recent events and following the lead of federal and state leadership, the Northwest American Job Centers (AJCs) ask that the public please limit visits to the AJCs.  While we request that public access be limited, the AJCs do not foresee any disruption in services.  Assistance is available by phone and online at www.Jobs4TN.gov.  Contact information for each AJC may be found on our website at https://www.nwtnjobs.org/locations.  During this time and with the uncertainty of the spreading of COVID-19, the AJCs encourage all residents to heed extra precaution and to follow the advice and recommendations of the Center of Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html):

► Avoid close contact with those who are sick,
► Don’t touch your eyes, mouth or nose, especially with unwashed hands,
► Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
► Stay home if you are sick, and
► Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

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    On January 30, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the December 2019 unemployment rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region:

UI Rates Dec 2019

 For more information please see the Department News Release.