Five Northeast Tennessee Counties To Receive Part Of Three Million Dollars For Workforce Development
Three at risk counties and one distressed county in Northeast Tennessee are receiving part of three million dollars earmarked for workforce development efforts in our region. Hawkins, Unicoi, Carter, and Johnson Counties are at risk counties and will share more than 150 thousand dollars to bolster the opportunity to develop and maintain a qualified workforce in areas most in need. Meanwhile, Hancock County listed as a distressed county is receiving 147 thousand dollars for re-entry, customer service and OSHA training development efforts. The funds were approved by the Tennessee Workforce Development Board and aligns with Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives.