On Friday, April 22, 2022, Lake County High School (LCHS) hosted a joint healthcare event involving local healthcare employers and Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC). First, five senior level students engaged in healthcare curriculum at the high school participated in mock interviews. Zabian Sanders of Signature Healthcare in Ridgely and Jennifer Bentley of Lake County Primary Care served as the interviewers, enabling the students to prepare for the employment interview in healthcare careers, as well as post-secondary healthcare programs which require interviews as part of the application process. 

UI Rates Feb 2022

The February Labor Force Estimates were recently released showing the unemployment rate decreased in all 95 counties. 

The unemployment rate increased in all 95 counties. Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.2% and Perry County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.2%. Lake County had the third highest rate at 6.4%. Overall, our area’s rate increased to 3.9% from the revised December rate of 3.3%, for a total of 4,163 unemployed out of a labor force of 105,890.

UI rates January 2022

The NWTN Workforce Board is proud to bring the first 2022 exciting and informative quarterly webinar to you, now available for viewing online!



Jarrod Ashby begin training with Roadrunner Driving School, LLC, Sharon, TN in September 2021. Jerrod, pictured on the right of Roadrunner Driving School owner and instructor, Richard Milam, completed a total of 160 hours of training ending October 2021.

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 –

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!