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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
OCTOBER 27, 2006
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TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER IN MURFREESBORO GETS NEW HOME
NEW BUILDING WILL PROVIDE MORE SPACE AND ROOM FOR EXPANSION

Nashville -Governor Phil Bredesen along with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley today announced the grand opening of the Tennessee Career Center at Murfreesboro. The ceremony was held at the new location at 1313 Old Fort Parkway, next to the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro. The Career Center was previously on East Vine Street.

“These centers are where people and jobs connect and employers find qualified workers,” Bredesen said. “With the growing population in Rutherford County, the state needed a larger, more comprehensive center in Murfreesboro. This center will better provide services to the citizens in this area.”

The new center includes more than 18,000 square feet and is also home to the Tennessee Technology Center, the Tennessee Center for Labor Management and the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health laboratory. Other partners include the Nashville Career Advancement Center, Tennessee Department of Human Services division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the National Council on Aging.

Commissioner James Neeley addressed the crowd at Friday’s ceremony. “This move will help our Tennessee Career Center at Murfreesboro provide a larger network of partners that will benefit both job seekers and employers. A special thanks to all our partners and local government that worked together to make this possible.”

Executive Director of the Nashville Career Advancement center, Dr. Christine Bradley, also spoke at the ceremony. “This center represents an incredible opportunity for leaders of the public sector to join with leaders from the private sector including economic and community development agencies and those in the philanthropic community to meet workforce needs. The time is now. It is everyone’s job to ensure jobs in every American community.”

James King, Vice Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, said, “It took a great deal of commitment from Tennessee Commissioner James Neeley, The Tennessee Board of Regents, the Middle Tennessee Workforce Board and former Mayor Nancy Allen to make this happen. It shows what can be done when people work together.”

The Career Center at Murfreesboro will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30, and provides free access to job openings, networking and job readiness information sessions. Employers may use the center to recruit qualified employees, to utilize our staff for prescreening and testing of potential employees and to hold job fairs.



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