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, online talent banks, job placement, recruitment, and training. 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. 


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Northwest TN Workforce Board, Inc.
708 E Court Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Board Chair: Jimmy Williamson
Executive Director: Margaret Prater (731) 377-2171
Regional Director: Kristie Bennett (731) 441-9681
Local EO Officer: Laura Speer (731) 286-3585 Ex. 403, TDD/TN Relay: 711

Northern Middle

North TN Workforce Board
523 Madison Street, Ste. A
Clarksville, TN 37040

Board Chair: John Zobl (615) 826-6004
Executive Director: Marla Rye (931) 905-3500
Regional Director: John Alexander (615) 741-0716
Local EO Officer: Sherri Harris (931) 905-3510, TDD/TTY: 800-848-0299

Upper Cumberland

Upper Cumberland Development District
1225 S. Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506

Board Chair: Stephen Cook
Executive Director: Becky Hull (931) 520-9511
Regional Director: Patrick Sean Monday (931) 337-5496
Local EO Officer: Amy Maberry (931) 881-8425, TDD/TTY: 931-372-1329


Alliance for Business & Training
386 Highway 91
Elizabethton, TN 37644

Board Chair: Jay Richardson
Executive Director: Kathy Pierce (423) 547-7515 ext. 126
Regional Director: Steve Vinsant (423) 273-9604
Local EO Officer: Lisa Evans (423) 631-3537, TDD/TYY: 423-610-0134

Greater Memphis

Workforce Investment Network
155 Angelus Street
Memphis, TN 38104

Board Chair: TBD
Interim Executive Director: Henry Lewis (901) 636-6811
Regional Director: Darryl Causey (615) 426-8479
Local EO Officer: Raissa McKinney-Wright (901) 222-1807, TDD/TTY: 800-848-0299


Southwest HRA
1527 White Avenue
Henderson, TN 38340-0264

Board Chair: Craig Butler
Executive Director: Mike Smith (731) 989-5111
Regional Director: Kristie Bennett (731) 441-9681
Local EO Officer: Edna Johnson (731) 989-5111 ext. 1134, TDD/TTY: 731-983-3770 

Southern Middle

South Central TN Development District
101 Sam Watkins Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474

Board Chair: TBD
Executive Director: Jerry Mansfield (931) 797-6609
Regional Director: Selina Moore (615) 426-9546
Local EO Officer: Scarlet Patterson (931) 433-7182, TDD/TTY: 615-532-2879


Southeast TN Development District
1000 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Board Chair: Tony Cates
Executive Director: Beth Jones (423) 424-4241
Regional Director: Virginia Housley (423) 273-4862
Local EO Officer: Beth Hinkles (423) 643-2328, TDD/TN Relay: 711


East Tennessee Human Resource Agency
9111 Cross Park Drive
Ste. D-100
Knoxville, TN 37923

Board Chair: Martha Axford
Executive Director: Gary Holiway (865) 691-2552 ext. 4202
Regional Director: C. Darr Ely (423) 317-1082
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.