Employment & Training Organizations Workforce Boards – State & Local Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development US Department of Labor – Regional & National Offices Associations such as the US Conference of Mayors WorkforceDevelopment Council, National Association of Workforce Boards Technical Schools, Community Colleges, & Universities Local Leadership – Presidents, Provosts, Directors, Boards Subject Matter Experts including Deans & Faculty K-12 Education Local Leadership – Directors, Superintendents, Boards Career & Technical Education Directors FacultyWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Local Government, Industrial Boards, ECD Councils, &Chambers of Commerce Associations & Sector Interest Groups Targeted Employment Groups, such as VocationalRehabilitation, Goodwill, Veterans Services, and OffenderPrograms Business & Industry, including small business clustersWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Recruitment & screening of applicants Assessments Career Readiness Certificates Employer identified tools Industry Specific Training Special classes if necessary Initial investment to start new programs Incumbent Worker Training OJT funding for new hires Scholarships for individual jobseekers Availability and analysis of Labor Market InformationWORKFORCE BOARD TOOLS
Determine overall trends in the region Determine where to invest funds for new training Determine availability of specific skill sets Determine wages by percentile in specific occupations and/orindustries.LABOR MARKET INFORMATION
Job Loss fromSmall BusinessClosureGREATRECESSION• More job loss from closures and layoffs than gains fromcompanies starting and expanding than prior two downturns.• Very small firms were hit the hardest with 50% of job losscoming from companies with fewer than 20 employees,compared to 10% in 1990-91, and 2% in 2001.• Much more job loss from business failure, much less jobcreation from company formation, and more concentrated inthe smallest businesses.
Job Fairs and Recruitmentefforts by our CareerCenter system haveresulted in 3,000+applicants, assessments,and 850 hires. Of these 850 employees,SCTWA has awarded OJTcontracts (The Big Hire)totaling over $50,000. Plans are to reach over1,400 hires by the end of2013 – well ahead ofinitial plans which calledfor 400 positions!WorkforceDevelopmentEffortsIBEXGLOBAL
Jan McKeel,ExecutiveDirectorjan.firstname.lastname@example.orgSouth Central TNWorkforceAllianceQUESTIONS?THANKS FOR YOURPARTICIPATION!