“We have seen an increase in the number of job available orders in the last few weeks for the first time in a year,” said Jack Greene, Manager of the Tennessee Career Center in Johnson City, TN. “In 2009 the number of workers coming to this office to file for unemployment benefits, testing, training, vocational rehabilitation and information on the Jobs Corp doubled compared to the previous year, but requests from employers to fill job vacancies was about half of what was normal.”
“For example, 15 job orders came in today... higher than average in the last year... but 30 orders per day was normal a year ago,” said Greene on the day of this interview.
“Most of the people coming to this Center have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, though there are some who have jobs but are looking for a better job. There are 100-150 people a day coming into this office
Job orders come into the Center everyday via phone, fax, and the Internet. According to Greene job orders are in all sectors including retail, logistics supervisors, route drivers, medical records clerks, sales representatives, customer service representatives, some manufacturing positions (machine operators), CNAs, LPNs, nurses and other professionals.
The Center screens applicants for employers and reports that the average is 10 candidates for every job order they receive. For more information see: www.netcc.org Call: 423-610-0222