Tennessee Career Center

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 October 1st and December 31st of 2016, over 600 customers completed an American Job Center survey. Over 91% of respondents indicated that if they owned a business, they would “Absolutely” hire the person who assisted them, and over 92% rated their visit as “Outstanding.” Check out the full results below!

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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.

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Research has shown a clear gap between the skills of our nation’s workforce and the basic skills needs, or “real world” skills, employers believe are critical to job success. These skills are valuable for any occupation--skilled or professional--and at any level of education. For jobseekers lacking a degree or other certifications, demonstrating to a potential employer that they possess the skills to get a good job can be difficult. The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT NCRC®), a nationally recognized credential, is an assessment that can reveal valuable work skills in potential employees and help them stand out from other applicants.

 

Who should take the National Career Readiness Certificate?

Getting an ACT NCRC® allows an individual to show prospective employers that he or she possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st century jobs. Even if an individual has a high school diploma (or equivalent) or a postsecondary degree, the ACT NCRC® further verifies that he or she can handle tasks that are common and vital in today’s workplaces. It does so by focusing on three areas:  

  • Reading for Information—comprehending work-related reading materials, from memos and bulletins to policy manuals and governmental regulations.
  • Applied Mathematics—applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems.
  • Locating Information—using information from such materials as diagrams, floor plans, tables, forms, graphs, and charts.

In addition to providing a nationally recognized certificate that demonstrates valid proof of a jobseeker’s basic skills, the ACT NCRC® can produce better job opportunities and the potential for higher wages!

 Individuals can attain the following levels of achievement:

  • Bronze Level: An individual achieving the Bronze Level possesses core employability skills for approximately 30% of the profiled jobs.
  • Silver Level: An individual achieving the Silver Level possesses core employability skills for approximately 65% of the profiled jobs.
  • Gold Level: An individual achieving the Gold Level possesses core employability skills for approximately 90% of the profiled jobs.
  • Platinum Level: An individual achieving the Platinum Level possesses core employability skills for approximately 99% of the profiled jobs.

Don’t delay…earn your ACT NCRC® today! Contact your local American Job Center to schedule your free assessment!

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):

Dec 16 UI RatesFor more information please see the Department News Release.

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!

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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.