On 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.
Talent pipeline strategies discussed included work-based learning for youth and young adults, re-entry populations, adult education classes for individuals without a high school diploma, and Registered Apprenticeship programs.
In addition to discussing these strategies and services available through the American Job Centers, Commissioner McCord also heard questions and comments from the audience. “We appreciate the Commissioner and his team taking the time to visit Northwest TN and hear firsthand from our employers about the challenges they are facing,” said Jennifer Bane, Executive Director of the Northwest TN Workforce Board. “We’re looking forward to assisting employers with implementing workforce strategies that best fit their unique needs,” added Bane.
For more information about services available to employers through the American Job Centers, visit https://www.nwtnjobs.org/employers.
For more information about the TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner, visit www.tn.gov/workforce. Employers may also contact the Business Services Representative for their county:
Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties
Crockett, Dyer, Lake, and Obion Counties