Workforce Mid-South leads the way in connecting job seekers and employers, providing skills training and work opportunities for youth and adults, analyzing and sharing data to educate the public on workforce needs, and aligning community partners around workforce initiatives to help make Greater Memphis a place of economic opportunity for all.
Workforce Mid-South, either directly or through contracted service providers, offers an array of services to support residents and businesses in Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton Counties in West Tennessee. Whether you are a job seeker, young adult, or a business or community partner, Workforce Mid-South connects customers to assistance to be actively engaged in the local workforce.
Through programs and partnerships with service providers across the county, Workforce Mid-South ensures that job seekers have access to opportunities and have the skills employers need. Workforce Mid-South oversees the American Job Centers and Career Leap Youth and Career LAUNCH Young Adult programs.
At Workforce Mid-South, we believe individuals and communities prosper when residents have access to gainful employment and businesses have access to a skilled workforce; that way, the people who live or work in our region have the opportunity to thrive. This is also in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This legislation was signed into law in 2014 to help Americans of all ages and skill sets find high-quality jobs and develop long-term careers. It also assists employers in hiring and retaining skilled workers.
By closing the gap between what local employers need and the skills workers have, we can provide direction and leadership to the Mid-South.