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Career Centers - Employer Services

The Career Centers are structured with valuable input from businesses and private industry statewide. The goal is to provide maximum workforce results from one convenient location.

* Are you searching for qualified workers?

* Do you need help recruiting or screening new applicants?

* Are you looking for the latest wage and labor information?

* Are you expanding your current operation or starting a new venture?

Access to Job Seekers

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers employers access to job seekers through the Tennessee Career Center System. Employers may place requests for referrals through the job service program offered at each of the Career Centers. This can be done by registering and posting job orders to our Employer web site at, and/or placing a job order with the local Career Center over the phone or by fax. Job Order FAX Transmittal (PDF) - Click to pull up Job Order Form

You may also wish to set up on-site interviews and recruiting in the Career Center. Contact your local Career Center to make arrangements and see how they can assist you.

Customized Training

When an employer identifies the need to train a group of job applicants in a specific occupational skill area, the Local Workforce Investment Area can assist with meeting the employer's training needs. The local program can pay up to 50% of the total cost for training a group of potential employees. The employer must agree to hire all of the applicants referred who successfully complete the training.

On-the-Job Training

When an employer identifies the need to fill a vacant position, they often have a choice of hiring a skilled worker or a worker who needs to have additional training. If the employer is willing to hire an individual who has no prior experience in the vacant position, an on-the-job training contract may be developed with the Local Workforce Investment Area. Under this agreement, the local program can pay up to 50% of the trainee's wages during the specified training period. The employer must agree to hire the trainee, if he/she successfully completes the training.

Incumbent Worker Training

The state may enter into an agreement with an employer to provide training to workers whose skills must be upgraded in order to avert worker dislocation. The state program may provide up to 100% of the training costs for this type of training. These types of projects will be piloted in Tennessee this year through the state's dislocated worker program. For more information, contact: Incumbent Worker Training.

Additional Employer Resources and Links

The Source Inquiry  

Access to data concerning - Education, Employers, The Census, Inc/Wages, Industry, Labor Force, Occupations, Area Profiles and Economic Indicators

Occupational Wage Data

Unemployment Rates

Labor Market Information

Tax Credits, Incentives and Special Employer Programs:

Work Opportunity Tax Credit WOTC

Drug Free Workplace

National Business Partnership

Latest Laws, Regulations and Information Concerning:

State Alien Worker Certification

Federal Foreign Labor Certification

Unemployment Insurance

File Automated Partial Claims On-Line

Labor Standards


The Americans With Disabilities Act

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