MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
September 21, 2004
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
(615) 308-3705 (C)



ANDERSON COUNTY WORKFORCE EMPLOYER OUTREACH COMMITTEE FORMED
LABOR DEPARTMENT REACHES OUT TO EMPLOYERS

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announces the formation of local Workforce Employer Outreach Committees (WEOC) across the state. The committees are an ongoing effort by the department to reach out to Tennessee employers and get valuable information to foster economic development and promote departmental services.

In Anderson County, a chairman, vice chairman and secretary have been named for the committee. Dr. Stacy Myers, founder and president of Advanced Management, Inc., will chair the WEOC. Jack Ready, plant manager of Carlisle Tire and Rim Company, will serve as vice chair. Jennifer Wilson is appointed as secretary for the group. Ms. Wilson is project manager for the Oak Ridge Economic Partnership.

The committee is open to employers wishing to become involved. Some of the benefits of joining are the following: to have an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; to enhance your company's awareness of employment issues and legislation that affects your business operation; to gain a better understanding of the many programs and services the department provides; and an opportunity to network with various divisions within the department and build a personal working relationship with an employer services specialist from the department.

The first program will address the changes to the Worker's Compensation Law. Future sessions will include discussions regarding the Tennessee Career Center, adult education, drug-free workplace, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health, unemployment insurance, and many more.

For more information on the Anderson County Workforce Employer Outreach Committee, please contact Stacy Myers at 865-483-9500.

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