Find Local American Job Center

Your local American Job Center is here to help!

Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking for a job, a seasoned employee wanting a career change, a justice involved individual getting back into the workforce, a veteran returning to civilian life, a senior 55 or older wanting to update work skills, a migrant farm worker, a youth ─ your American Job Centers offer services for a wide range of circumstances to help meet your employment needs. We provide free access to the resource rooms which include computers and Internet, telephones, and fax machines. Also, job seekers can attend on-site recruiting events, workshops on resumé writing, interviewing skills, and job search activities, or pursue more intensive training or certifications for occupations that are in demand. American Job Centers give you the right tools you need to succeed!

All 95 Tennessee counties are served by an American Job Center with qualified staff and open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our Job Centers are grouped by areas called LWDAs (Local Workforce Development Areas).

Locate an American Job Center in Your Neighborhood

Tennessee has a network of centers across the state, simultaneously servicing both employers and job seekers alike. Companies find ideal workers while candidates receive vital career information and services.


Each American Job Center offers digital labor market information, free Internet access, workshops, job placement, recruitment, training, and assistance with to find talent or search jobs. Stop by your local center to get started today!

Local Workforce Development Areas  (LWDAs)

LWDAs are area clusters of counties whose labor market and other employment-related factors are similar. This means each area provides workforce development and career services based on local needs. LWDAs are affiliate, or partners who help operate and administer programs and services as directed from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) at all of the local job centers throughout the state. 

LWDA and AJC locations

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Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board
208 N. Mill Avenue
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Board Chair: Jimmy Williamson
Executive Director: Jennifer Bane (731) 286-3585 ext. 406
Regional Director: Dr. Sabra Bledsoe (901) 440-7743
Local EO Officer: Laura Speer (731) 286-3585, TDD/TN Relay: 711

Northern Middle

Northern Middle Tennessee Workforce Board
Workforce Essentials
523 Madison Street, Suite A
Clarksville, TN 37040

Board Chair: John Zobl (615) 491-0917
Executive Director: Marla Rye (931) 905-3500
Regional Director: (Vacant)
Local EO Officer: Sherry Maynard (931) 905-3504, TDD/TTY: 800-848-0299

Upper Cumberland

Upper Cumberland Local Workforce Development Board
1000 England Drive, Suite 201
Cookeville, TN 38501

Board Chair: Bob Young
Executive Director: Becky Hull (931) 520-9511
Regional Director: Tyler Asher (931) 337-5496
Local EO Officer: Reverie Meadows (Interim) (931) 520-9501, TDD/TTY: 931-372-1329


Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board
First Tennessee Development District
3211 N. Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601

Board Chair: Jay Richardson 
Executive Director: Lisa Evans 
Regional Director: Brian Decker (423) (423) 616-3943
Local EO Officer: Nicole Banks (423) 722-5129, TDD/TTY: 423-610-0134

Greater Memphis

Greater Memphis Workforce Development Board
Workforce Midsouth
80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38103

Board Chair: James D. Robinson (901) 413-6269
Executive Director: Amber Covington (901) 512-7455
Regional Director: Jackara Jones (901) 633-3048
Local EO Officer: Lee Graham


Southwest Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board
208 N. Mill Avenue
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Board Chair: Ben Ferguson
Executive Director: Jennifer Bane (731) 286-3585 ext. 406
Regional Director: Dr. Kayce Beam (731) 676-5977
Local EO Officer: Mayor Mike Creasy (731) 852-2131, TDD/TTY: 731-983-3770 

Southern Middle

Southern Middle Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board
South Central TN Development District
101 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474

Board Chair: Mark Short, (931) 201-0500
Executive Director: Barbara Kizer (931) 307-1858
Regional Director: Selina Moore (615) 426-9546
Local EO Officer: Michelle Barnett (931) 242-6635, TDD/TTY: 615-532-2879


Southeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board
Southeast Tennessee Development District
1000 Riverfront Parkway
P. O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Board Chair: Marshall Graves 
Executive Director: Michele Holt (423) 424-4210
Regional Director: Dr. Jennifer Thacker (423) 408-9573
Local EO Officer: Michele Holt (423) 424-4210, TDD/TN Relay: 711


East Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA)
9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100
Knoxville, TN 37923

Board Chair: Julie Simpson
Executive Director: E. L. Morton 
Regional Director: Janet Wilburn (423) 417-0508
Local EO Officer: Steve Bandy (865) 691-2551 ext. 4262, TDD/TTY: 800-848-0298

Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) are in each LWDA for WIOA Title I Programs.

Statewide contact is Evelyn Gaines Guzman  (Human Resources) at (615) 253-1331.

File a Complaint

If you have a complaint about the services that were provided at a local Tennessee American Job Center or a job you were referred to by a Tennessee American Job Center, please contact your local Tennessee American Job Center manager or write to:

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Workforce Services
State Monitor Advocate
220 French Landing Drive, 4B
Nashville, TN 37243

If you have a complaint about other employment-related matters, the Tennessee American Job Center will provide you with information on agencies that may be able to assist you. We take every complaint seriously and aim to improve our customer service with your input.

This Page Last Updated: July 3, 2024 at 2:39 PM