On January 26, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the December 2016 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.
The Local Workforce Development Boards for Areas 11, 12, and 13 of Tennessee serving Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McNairy, Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Tipton, Weakley, Fayette, and Shelby Counties have prepared a Transitional Regional Plan for the West TN Region for the 2016 program year. THE PLAN IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT JANUARY 23 THROUGH FEBRUARY 21, 2017, and is also available at any American Job Center during this time. To view the West TN PY 2016 Transitional Regional Plan, click the image below. Submit comments or questions in writing to Jennifer Bane at 313 West Cedar Street Dyersburg, TN 38024.
The American Job Centers in Northwest Tennessee value our customers’ feedback and strive for all customers to be fully satisfied with the services they receive. Between July 1st and September 30th of 2016, over 800 customers completed an American Job Center survey. Over 85% of respondents indicated that if they owned a business, they would “Absolutely” hire the person who assisted them, while nearly 89% rated their visit as “Outstanding.” Check out the full results below!
To learn more about FREE American Job Center services such as workshops, job openings, scholarships for school, career advising services, skills assessments, and more, contact an American Job Center near you today: http://www.northwesttncareercenter.org/locations.
Leonard "Len" Davis was laid off from Goodyear in July 2011 where he had been employed for over twenty years. Four months later, Davis chose to visit the TN Career Center (known today as the American Job Center) as part of a group of dislocated Goodyear employees who wanted to explore employment, education, and training opportunities. After considering his options, he enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Dyersburg State Community College in January 2012.
"I have always heard that it is not what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens,” states Davis. “I found that I had to do what was best for my family. That meant going back to school to go into education.”
Davis graduated Summa Cum Laude from DSCC in December 2013 with an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies. After self-paying for his Associate degree, he was able to use a combination of Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) and Northwest TN Workforce Board Needs-Based Scholarships and transportation stipends to continue his education at the University of TN at Martin.
Davis graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from UT Martin in May 2016 and was hired by the Obion County Board of Education to teach sixth grade math at Ridgemont Elementary School. Mr. Jon Kerr, Principal at Ridgemont Elementary, states, "Mr. Davis has done a fantastic job bringing his life experience to Ridgemont Elementary and encouraging students to achieve more than they ever thought they could."
To learn more about scholarships, transportation stipends, and other FREE services available through the American Job Center, contact an office near you today: http://www.northwesttncareercenter.org/locations.
On December 22, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the November 2016 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