TN Dept of Labor Career Coaches Log 130,000 Miles in Two Years of Delivering Job Opportunities

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | 10:28 am

 CAREER COACHES REACH MORE THAN 14,000 JOB SEEKERS IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES


NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s three Career Coaches are continuing their journey this summer to offer training and job placement assistance across the state. The Career Coaches were introduced by Governor Haslam in April of 2011. Since then, they have offered 58,670 job services to more than 14,000 applicants.


The intent of these roving offices is to bring job matching and training to any location in local communities. These vehicles arrive on the scene to provide a mobile computer lab with Internet access; create a venue for workshops including résumé assistance and interviewing skills; and serve as a recruitment center for companies moving into our state.


"Making sure Tennesseans have the resources and opportunities they need in order to find a job is top priority for us,” said Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. “The mobility of the Career Coaches provides a vehicle to reach job seekers who need it most.”


The Career Coach is often called to host free job fairs at an existing employer’s worksite. Employers can also prescreen individuals and conduct interviews before their facilities are available.


“The Tennessee Career Coach helps my company streamline its recruiting and selection activities, enabling us to shorten the time it takes to fill our positions,” said Autumn Henderson, HR Supervisor, O’Reilly/Ozark Automotive Distribution. “I usually do not schedule a job fair without confirming the use of the coach first.”


 For scheduling information please call 615.741.0634 or book the Career Coach online at www.getonthecoach.tn.gov. Information and updates are also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/getonthecoach.


Below is a schedule of the next stops the Career Coach is making across the state.


 



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