Employment First Task Force

The Employment First Task Force was created to address barriers and create solutions for Tennesseans with disabilities in the workforce.

Executive Order No. 28

An order establishing the Tennessee Employment First Initiative to expand community employment opportunities for Tennesseans with disabilities.

Expect Employment Report

Members of the Employment Roundtable, TennesseeWorks Partnership, and Employment First Task Force collaborated to identify a statewide employment goal.  Click here to access the infographic and feel free to share.

"Employment First, means that employment in the general workforce should be the first and preferred option for individuals with disabilities receiving assistance from publicly funded systems. Simply put, Employment First means real jobs, real wages.”