MDN: Memphis Chamber Launches Workforce Partnership
A few local civic organizations have teamed up to form a public-private workforce partnership to address the gap between available jobs, available training programs and the unemployed and underemployed in Memphis.
The partners include the Greater Memphis Chamber, the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce and the Workforce Investment Network.
The partners meet weekly to discuss workforce challenges and needs, and they’ll launch their first joint community engagement effort in mid-September with a pilot program involving area churches hosting participants from their congregations who are unemployed.
The partners will have staff members connect participants to job opportunities, training and support services. The churches are chosen based on geographic location and will take an active role in helping connect people to available job resources.