The American Job Center is pleased to announce a new way to keep jobseekers informed of upcoming job fairs in Northwest Tennessee! 

Accessing Form 1099 for 2020 Unemployment Recipients

If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, the 1099-G form will be available in your account on January 31, 2021. You can access the form by going under Unemployment Services and clicking on Form 1099-G Information. From here, you will be able to view the 2020 information as well as print off the form. Click HERE to follow the step by step instructions to access the form. 

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The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) launched the Tennessee Virtual American Job Center Friday, bringing information about job services and programs to Tennesseans anytime, anywhere. The unique website guides users to not only the employment assistance available to them but also other services offered by multiple state agencies.

Attention High School administrators and staff!

The Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board and American Job Centers will be hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the services available to high school students and recent graduates, including paid work-based learning, scholarships for postsecondary training, supportive services, career exploration, and more.

The webinar will be held daily during the week of January 11th at 8:30 am, but it is not necessary to attend more than one session.  Click the picture below to join the webinar or see additional options to join. 

Click here for more information regarding our available services for youth and young workers.

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Benton, Crockett, and Henry Counties have met all criteria to maintain their status as certified ACT Work Ready Communities, demonstrating their commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the county.

Check out the 2019-2020 Annual Report presented at today's NWTN Workforce Board Annual Board Meeting! (Click image below to view the report.)

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Special from Mid-Cumberland 

peggy cookPeggy Cook is a Career Advisor for Mid-Cumberland in the Dresden American Job Center. Peggy is one of the many employees whom actually used the America Job Center Services and would like to to share her experience.

My name is Peggy Cook. In 2013 I lost my job of 28 years due to my company closing. I was devastated. I was 80 years old but not ready to retire. I received unemployment for six months while searching for a job. At this age employment seemed impossible. Someone told me to go to the American Job Center in Dresden. I went to the center and was told about the Senior Community Service Employment Program. In June 2014, I started working atthe Dresden Center through the SCSEP as a receptionist.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a licensed electrician? Interested High school seniors (or just graduated) are invited to participate in the SHOCK and AWE Day! on June 6th.

Click on image below to view the pdf version that includes working links.

UI info for Employers flier 3.24

Following the guidance of federal and state leadership, effective March 19th until at least April 6th, all Northwest American Job Centers (AJCs) will provide services electronically or by phone only.  Customers will only be seen by appointment only when absolutely necessary.  All updates will be posted on our website,, and Facebook page,

Has your job been impacted by COVID-19 business closures? The state has just released the following updated UI guide for temporary assistance during these closures. Please click on the image below for a larger and interactive image. 

If you have any questions pertaining to your claim, please contact the help line at 877-813-0950. You can also visit

Guide to File for Unemployment COVID 19


In light of recent events and following the lead of federal and state leadership, the Northwest American Job Centers (AJCs) ask that the public please limit visits to the AJCs.  While we request that public access be limited, the AJCs do not foresee any disruption in services.  Assistance is available by phone and online at  Contact information for each AJC may be found on our website at  During this time and with the uncertainty of the spreading of COVID-19, the AJCs encourage all residents to heed extra precaution and to follow the advice and recommendations of the Center of Disease Control (

► Avoid close contact with those who are sick,
► Don’t touch your eyes, mouth or nose, especially with unwashed hands,
► Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
► Stay home if you are sick, and
► Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

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    On January 30, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the December 2019 unemployment rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region:

UI Rates Dec 2019

 For more information please see the Department News Release.

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:


      On November 21, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the October 2019 unemployment rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region:

Nov 2019 UI Rates

For more information please see the Department News Release.