The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides grant funding of up to $50,000 for customized training for existing for-profit and healthcare related not-for-profit businesses that results in layoff aversion. Through this customer-driven program, Tennessee is able to effectively retain and keep businesses competitive through skills upgrades and process improvement training for existing full-time employees.
When an employer identifies the need to fill a vacant position, they often have a choice of hiring a skilled worker or a worker who needs to have additional training. If the employer is willing to hire an individual who has no prior experience in the vacant position, an On-the-Job Training contract may be developed with the Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA). Under this agreement, the local program can pay up to fifty percent (50%) of the trainee's wages during the specified training period. The employer must agree to hire the trainee, if he/she successfully completes the training.
An Apprenticeship is a proven training program that is used as a talent development strategy for recruiting, training and retaining World-Class talent and has been used in industry for decades. Apprenticeships are a work-based learning model where apprentices have supervised on-the-job training, along with job-related education, all while working full-time and earning a wage that increases during the progression of the program. Apprenticeships are registered and validated by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Greater Memphis American Job Centers can help you identify, attract and select the best-qualified candidates for your current workforce needs through a large menu of services.
Contact your nearest American Job Center to connect with a local Business Services Specialist who can help post your company vacancies in the Jobs4TN.com database which is accessed by thousands of jobseekers daily.
Meet qualified candidates at an event tailored to your company’s needs or join other employers at larger recruiting events.
Get assistance with the process of resume review and candidate assessment. We can measure skills, interests and/or job fit for candidates from dozens of individual assessments, including the National Career Readiness Certificate.