As the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announces the closure of dozens of Career Centers across the state, Walters State’s Center for Workforce Development will work to provide services funded by the Workforce Investment Act at convenient locations.
“We have just learned of the plan to close three career centers in our service area. The Newport, Greeneville, Morristown and Rogersville centers will be closing,” said Dr. Nancy Brown, dean of workforce development at the college.
Brown added that the regional career center located in Talbott and the Sevierville Career Center will remain open. WIA services are available on Walters State’s Claiborne County Campus.
“In the coming weeks, we will be looking at ways to continue to deliver WIA services in a convenient manner to both job seekers and employers throughout our service area,” Brown said. Walters State’s service area includes Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier and Union counties. Career centers are part of the American Job Center network.
WIA funds a variety of services, including providing job search assistance and job training funds. WIA assists employers by funding on-the-job training and a variety of other programs. WIA also provides career resource centers, which have computers, printers and fax machines available for no charge.