It is a tough job market these days. It is possible to have a great career without a high school diploma. Still, you no doubt have a higher chance of advancing in the employment market if you have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate. A high school equivalency certificate also allows those that didn't complete high school the chance to continue their education and attend college. Obtaining a high school equivalency certificate is a stepping stone for a career change or continuing your education and reaching higher career goals. Today we will go over the two [...]
If you own a business, you have probably wondered if you really need to go through the process of performing a background screening on potential employers. Many businesses, such as those that work with children, the elderly, and many government agencies, such as banks, are required by law to check the backgrounds of potential employees. But for most employers, it's a choice. Businesses of all types and sizes benefit from performing employee background checks. These screenings can help ensure applicants have accurately reported information on their application or resume, are qualified for the job, don't have issues that may negatively [...]
If you've spent hours scouring job sites and sent out what feels like hundreds of resumes only to get a handful of replies that turn up dry– you aren't alone. Tens of millions of people are looking for jobs in 2022 and coming up empty-handed despite more job openings than job applicants. You probably feel discouraged and defeated if your job search is going nowhere. You might even wonder what skills other applicants landing these jobs have that you don't. Chances are they aren't more qualified; they likely just know about a few job seeker secrets that help them search [...]
Workforce Essentials is proud to offer certified and state-approved drivers education courses in Tennessee. We offer classes in Montgomery, Robertson, and Dickson Counties. So far we’ve helped more than 17,000 Tennessee drivers learn the ways of the road. In this article, we’ll discuss more of the nitty-gritty of our driver's education classes for teens and young adults. What Should I Expect From Workforce Essentials’ Driver’s Ed Training? For traditional high school-age driving classes, students can expect 30 hours of quality classroom instruction and training. Then, where the rubber meets the road, is the 6 [...]
Offices Closed Due to Weather (01/07/22) Due to inclement weather, Workforce Essentials offices and the American Job Centers will be closed on Friday, January 7, 2022., Virtual American Job Center services may still be accessed at www.tnvirtualajc.com. All testing services are canceled on Friday, including drug & alcohol testing and HiSet. We hope everyone has a happy and safe snow day!
In the Tennessee job market in 2021, more and more “help wanted” signs are going up. Earlier this month alone, there were over 450,000 job postings on Jobs4TN.gov and unemployment estimates have dipped to 4.6%. The problem that many employers are running into is getting enough job candidates through the door during their hiring process. Surprisingly, in this day and age, many employers are more willing to consider candidates who do not have the necessary skills. So, even if you’re looking for a new job and you don’t feel qualified, your employer may offer training and certification to help you [...]
Governor Lee just announced the closure of state offices in middle and west Tennessee again tomorrow. The American Job Centers and Workforce Essentials will be closed to in-person services on Friday, February 19, 2021. However, our American Job Centers will be operating virtually to support your workforce needs. Click here to access AJC virtual services at or call your local center at one of the numbers listed here. All employees will be working virtual where possible. Testing services are canceled on Friday including drug and alcohol and HiSet.
Due to inclement weather, the offices of Workforce Essentials and the American Job Centers will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. However, virtual American Job Center services may be accessed at www.tnvirtualajc.com. All testing services are canceled on Tuesday, including drug & alcohol and HiSet.
Due to inclement weather, the OSHA COVID Citations class scheduled for this afternoon (2/11/21) is rescheduled for February 23. Please check your email for more details.