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American Job Centers 

Overview

All 95 Tennessee counties are served by an American Job Center (AJC) with qualified staff and are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The American Job Centers exist as a resource for both jobseekers and employers. See below for a variety of programs and resources offered by the American Job Centers.

 

Programs and Services

Among the programs and services available to job seekers at American Job Centers are:

  • Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program (Title I) funding is available to eligible participants for career and training services.

  • Youth Services (Title I) are available to eligible youth, ages 14-24, who face employment and education barriers.

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) assists U.S. workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade by providing opportunities leading to re-employment.

  • SNAP E&T (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training) services are a combined effort of the Department of Human Services, Department of Labor and Workforce Development and community partnerships. SNAP E&T prepares SNAP (formerly referred to as “Food Stamps”) recipients for employment through work-related education and training activities.

  • The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program helps veterans transition to meaningful civilian employment by providing employment services at the American Job Centers and other locations.

  • RESEA (Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment) is a federally funded program that provides reemployment services to unemployment claimants.

  • MSFW (Migrant & Seasonal Farm Workers) program provides outreach and basic labor exchange services to those who are identified as migrant or seasonal farmworkers.

  • H2-A (Agricultural Recruitment Program) helps employers recruit temporary alien workers when qualified U.S. workers are not available.

  • Eligible Training Provider (ETP) List is a directory for postsecondary school and training providers and programs that assist with upgrading participants’ education and or skills. They are certified to receive students using WIOA funds.

  • Apprenticeship TN is the name for the state’s apprenticeship office, which helps foster a better understanding of the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs), Tennessee's Apprenticeship Office has three regional directors to serve the state.

 

Among the programs and services available to employers at American Job Centers are:

  • Business Services Team (BST)Tennessee’s American Jobs Centers are equipped to assist businesses with recruiting, hiring, training, or upgrading skills for their workforce.

  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans (55 years or older). Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.  Click here for more details

  • WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) exists to incentivize private businesses hiring individuals who consistently face significant employment barriers.

  • Rapid Response offers many services to help businesses and workers deal with the effects of layoffs and plant closures.

  • Consolidated Business Grants (CBG) program assists businesses with training. The program works to build the skills of their employees and improve productivity and workforce retention.

  • Jobs4tn - Jobs4TN is a website that hosts employment information and a free job board for the state of Tennessee.

  • Job Fairs - The AJC's host frequent job fairs and can collaborate with employers to organize specific job fairs as well.

Mobile American Job Centers

A unique tool available to employers is the Mobile American Job Center Bus. Each region of the State has two mobile American Job Center buses available to employers to book for free to hold hiring events out in the community. The Buses come equipped with computers and WiFi, so applicants can apply on the spot! You can schedule the bus for your event at this link: Book the Bus (tn.gov). 

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