Survey Shows Tennessee Career Centers Are Meeting Expectations

More Than 200,000 Jobs Obtained In 2012

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

 

 In a study by the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, both job seekers and employers gave high approval ratings for the job services provided at Tennessee Career Centers administered by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

Together with their 13 Workforce Investment Act partners, Labor operates 75 sites across the state that assist the unemployed with job placement and training and provide free job screening services to employers. During the last fiscal year, 214,880 job seekers statewide entered employment as a direct result of Career Center assistance.

 

“A core function of the Tennessee Career Center system is to quickly connect the unemployed with hiring employers,” said Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. “The fact that employers are satisfied and would use our placement services again is very valuable as the economy improves and more job opportunities are available.”

 

Of the job seekers who responded in the survey, 700 received job referrals, 302 received resume assistance, 70 received assistance in learning a trade, 198 received training information, and 910 received other services such as unemployment assistance, tuition aid, vocational counseling, and computer support.

 

Job seekers who participated in the survey were asked a variety of questions related to general satisfaction, treatment by center staff, and outcome of their experience.

 

cid:image004.jpg@01CEEA85.385B4AA0
Survey Results for the Period July 2012 – March 2013

 

The University of Memphis also surveyed 463 employers to determine their satisfaction with Labor’s efforts to find qualified applicants for their job openings. 

cid:image005.jpg@01CEEA85.385B4AA0

cid:image006.jpg@01CEEA85.385B4AA0

 

Employers can receive job candidates by working directly with their local Tennessee Career Center, or they can post jobs directly to the state’s job clearinghouse at www.jobs4tn.gov. Employers can use space at the Center to interview candidates or they can request use of the mobile Career Coach, which has computer workstations and broadband Internet access.

 

The complete results of the customer satisfaction survey can be found at the following: 
www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/forms/WIA_Employer_PY2013Q1.pdf 
www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/forms/WIA_Exiters_3rd2013.pdf  

For more information on Tennessee Career Centers or to find the nearest location visit http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/es/careercenters.shtml.

 

 


Dixie Group Reports Drop In Sales, $4.7 Million Loss For 1st Quarter

The Dixie Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXYN) on Tuesday reported financial results for the quarter ended March 26, 2016, including a drop in sales and a $4.7 million loss. For the first quarter of 2016, the company had net sales of $89,234,000, or 6.9 percent below, sales of $95,855,000 in the first quarter of 2015. The company had a loss from continuing operations of $4,757,000 for ... (click for more)

Fairway Outdoor Advertising Names Heather Nelson New General Sales Manager

Fairway Outdoor Advertising announced Heather Nelson has joined the company in the role of general sales manager. Ms. Nelson has over 26 years experience in outdoor advertising. She spent 18 years in Chattanooga as sales manager and account executive for Fairway Outdoor and its predecessors, Clear Channel Outdoor, Eller Media and Universal Outdoor. Prior to that she was employed ... (click for more)

Kevin Muhammad Says City Programs Failing; More Attention And Funding Needed For Impoverished Inner City Youths

Nation of Islam leader Kevin Muhammad told a packed house at City Council on Tuesday night that a large segment of Chattanooga is impoverished, while parts of the city are enjoying a Renaissance. Given 20 minutes for a "State of the People" address, he said many city programs are failing, including the Violence Reduction Initiative and a Youth and Family Services reading program. ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The DA’s Cold-Case Quest

It is clearly a job nobody can do for over an hour or two, but Neal Pinkston, working in hand with precise professionals from the county’s auditing department, is intent on doing the right thing. As I watched a revolving team of four people at a time open and study envelopes of autopsy photographs on Tuesday, the scene would have made a fascinating television documentary. But ... (click for more)