TENNESSEES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT PROGRAMS MAKE THE GRADE
STATISTICS SHOW TENNESSEE RANKS IN THE TOP PERCENTILE
IN RE-EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS OF RETRAINED ADULTS
NASHVILLE - The latest figures released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show programs created by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 are succeeding in helping Tennessees adult population get back to work and at a higher rate of pay.
Tennessee is ranked 9th nationally in adults registered for WIA training programs. Tennessee also ranks in the top 12 percent nationally in employment rate and retention of their jobs. The latest figures show after exiting these WIA programs, participants who remain employed after six months can expect to increase their earnings by an average of $3000.
report also documents the success Tennessee WIA programs had in helping
dislocated workers. Of the 10,237 who registered for training in 2002,
92.4 percent retained their jobs for six months, which is in the top
6 percent across the nation.
ANDREW JOHNSON TOWER, 8TH FLOOR