September Workforce Dev Month

The U.S. Senate recently passed a resolution declaring September 2021 as Workforce Development Month and acknowledging that workforce development plays a crucial role in supporting workers and growing the economy. 

Check out the 2020-2021 Annual Report presented at the NWTN Workforce Board Annual Board Meeting! (Click image below to view the report.)

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Virtually Speaking Webinar Series Sept2nd WorkLife

 

The NW TN Workforce Board is proud to bring this third exciting and informative quarterly webinar to you!

The Business Services Division for the Northwest TN Workforce Board, along with Connie Stewart - Director of WIOA Services, guests from the TN Department of Labor, and local employers, will share the #WorkLife Program for building a pipeline of young talent to fill the workforce needs of NW TN.

Please join us for our next Workforce Services webinar on a new tool available to schools and students at no cost through the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board and American Job Centers – www.VirtualJobShadow.com

Workforce Strategy Discussion July 2021On July 28, 2021, TNDepartment of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Jeff McCord met with nearly 100 workforce and economic development professionals, educators, and employers from across Northwest TN to discuss workforce strategies to address worker shortages and other challenges.

Recently, the City of Alamo entered into an apprenticeship training agreement with the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, The National Rural Water Association, and the U.S. Dept. of Labor.  The 24-month program will prepare two Alamo Water & Sewer employees for state certification in wastewater treatment operations.

The NW TN Workforce Board is proud to bring an exciting and informative webinar series to employers!

On June 3rd, the Business Services team hosted "Apprenticeships: How, Who, and Why Your Company Should Have One!," as seen in the video posted below.

The American Job Center is pleased to announce a new way to keep jobseekers informed of upcoming job fairs in Northwest Tennessee! 

Accessing Form 1099 for 2020 Unemployment Recipients

If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, the 1099-G form will be available in your jobs4tn.gov account on January 31, 2021. You can access the form by going under Unemployment Services and clicking on Form 1099-G Information. From here, you will be able to view the 2020 information as well as print off the form. Click HERE to follow the step by step instructions to access the form. 

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The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) launched the Tennessee Virtual American Job Center Friday, bringing information about job services and programs to Tennesseans anytime, anywhere. The unique website guides users to not only the employment assistance available to them but also other services offered by multiple state agencies.

Attention High School administrators and staff!

The Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board and American Job Centers will be hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the services available to high school students and recent graduates, including paid work-based learning, scholarships for postsecondary training, supportive services, career exploration, and more.

The webinar will be held daily during the week of January 11th at 8:30 am, but it is not necessary to attend more than one session.  Click the picture below to join the webinar or see additional options to join. 

Click here for more information regarding our available services for youth and young workers.

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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.