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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, www.NWTNJobs.org, and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWTNJobs/.
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 https://tdlwd.zendesk.com.
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 www.Jobs4TN.gov. Contact information for each AJC may be found on our website at https://www.nwtnjobs.org/locations. 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 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html):
► 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.
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:
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:
The Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board and the American Job Centers of Northwest Tennessee are excited to announce #WORKlife, a new youth work experience program! The purpose of this new program is to assist young adults transitioning from high school to either work or postsecondary education.