In order for our staff to best serve participants in our 9 Northwest Tennessee counties, some centers have relocated or have changed their business hours. Please view the list below to see if your local center is affected:
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) recently announced a $1,500,000 investment into 11 organizations across the Mississippi River Delta region through the new Delta Workforce Grant Program. The new program will help train the next generation of workforce, create jobs, and increase economic competitiveness throughout the Delta region by aligning workforce and economic development strategies, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating sustainable talent pipelines, and supporting workforce productivity through investments in innovative programming and technology.
Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 27th. Along with naming Mr. Jon Dougherty of Amteck University as our Board Member of the Year, we recognized Margaret Prater with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 36 years of service in workforce Development.
(Above) Northwest TN Workforce Board Executive Director, Jennifer Bane, with Board Member of the Year, Jon Dougherty of Amteck University
On May 23, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the April 2019 unemployment rates by county. Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region: