Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking for a job or a seasoned employee wanting a career change, or maybe an employer expanding your business or a new employer needing a space to interview prospective workers, the Department’s statewide network of Career Centers offers services that can meet your employment needs. All 95 Tennessee counties are served by a Career Center with qualified staff. Career Centers are open 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday
All Tennessee Career Centers offer computers with Internet access. Use the Jobs4TN Online Web site to create and post a résumé online for exposure to major Tennessee employers screening for employees. Search for jobs by different criteria, e.g., most recently posted, location, salary. Find data on in-demand occupations and training opportunities.
Access to Employers
Career Center staff can refer you to employers who have open positions for which you qualify. Often Career Centers host hiring events and job fairs for specific employers. Staff can help you prepare for interviews and arrange for you to apply.
Several types of training are available through the Career Center:
Grants for Secondary Education
Job applicants can learn about training available from a Tennessee Technology Center or other certified programs available to adults and dislocated workers.
Career Centers have veterans’ representatives who team with branches of the military to reach returning service members as they transition from military to civilian life. Veterans’ representatives make sure veterans receive priority in employment and training referrals and offer career counseling. They also serve as central contacts for referral of veterans to other agencies for special services.
Workforce training through the 13 Workforce Investment Areas that are partners in the Tennessee Career Center system is provided to dislocated workers, i.e., workers who lose their jobs because of permanent business closures or mass layoffs due to the economic climate or as a result of natural or man-made disasters. If you are a dislocated worker, contact the Workforce Investment Area serving your county for available training opportunities.
Screening and Recruitment Services
Posting a job opening with Tennessee Career Centers is easy: contact your local Career Center or go to the Jobs4TN Online Web site and follow the steps under Business Solutions. Most Career Centers can also provide space for employers to conduct on-site interviews.
Labor Market Information
The department’s Labor Market Information, Research and Statistics Section is the official source for all employment-related data for the state. This sections works closely with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile Tennessee data that are valuable to employers. Go to www.jobs4tn.gov to see current labor market trends and wage and occupation, supply and demand, and education data.
Career Center Job Fairs
Employers can take part in special-event job fairs several times through the year. Some fairs focus specifically on specialized employment sectors. To see all upcoming job fairs go to the Web site http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/JobFairs/.
Job Training Grants
Our On-the-Job Training and Incumbent Worker Training grants are directed at enhancing Tennessee’s economy by developing new jobs and expanding existing industry.
Layoff or Closure Assistance
Planning a layoff or closure? Contact the nearest Career Center, and our Dislocated Worker Unit will dispatch a team to help you within 48 hours of notification. The Area Dislocated Worker Coordinator can assist you with the required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice and can explain the services and benefits available.