FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
FEBRUARY 13, 2006
(615) 741-2257
 

 

SHARE NETWORK IS COMING
CROCKETT, DYER, GIBSON, LAKE, LAUDERDALE, OBION AND TIPTON COUNTIES WILL BENEFIT

NASHVILLE — An exciting new program is coming to your area! The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is proud to announce Sharing How Access to Resources Empowers (SHARE) Network, a program that will help expand access to workforce development services. Through the SHARE Network, job seekers and their families will discover a wide range of excellent support services offered by faith and community-based organizations, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Tennessee is one of nine states partnering with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to bring this program to Tennesseans. Since the faith-based and community initiatives began in 2001, the USDOL has developed programs to help One-Stop career centers partner with faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) to help Americans in need.

SHARE Network Tennessee is designed to improve the effectiveness of the job search system by building bridges between faith-based and community organizations. The program consists of two distinct parts: an online resource directory and access points. The online directory will consist of various service providers, including workforce development system partners, faith-based organizations, businesses and government agencies. The access points located at faith-based or community-based organization locations will provide core services ad referrals to clients.

On February 23, 2007, we will open two SHARE Network access points. The Children and Family Services Center in Covington, and the Boys and Girls Club located in Union City. For service organizations interested in becoming a SHARE Network member or for more information please visit our website at www.tnsharenetwork.com.



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