We’ve Got Jobs!

Not a week goes by that I don’t get feedback from Carter County Citizens that we need more jobs. I decided to take a close look at how many jobs are currently open not only in Carter County but in the Labor Workforce Development Area 1 (which includes Carter County and the 8 Counties that make-up the First Tennessee Development District) and in the State of Tennessee. As Mayor, I am committed to ensuring that I help the Citizens of Carter County find the resources and tools that are necessary to help you locate and find jobs which will make you, your businesses and your family’s lives better.

While not all jobs are posted on the State of Tennessee’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development website, WWW.JOBS4TN.GOV, it is one of the best resources available to Citizens in the State of Tennessee to find jobs. It is also among the best for employers looking for great candidates to find their resumes. As of 5:15 AM today, Friday August 11, 2017 there were more than 500 job listings within a 25 mile radius of Elizabethton. On a broader scale there were 162,304 current/active job openings across the state and 1,776 resumes that had been updated this week. The unemployment rate for the State of Tennessee was noted as being 3.6%.

There is no charge for job seekers to post their resumes, look for and apply for jobs and there is no charge for employers to post their available jobs, find resumes and receive applications from interested applicants. Individuals, Employers, Analysts and Training Providers can create an account and use this wonderful resource.

Per the State, this system offers a full range of features and services to assist job seekers and employers in their workforce development needs. For job seekers, that means finding assistance in researching the job market, figuring out what careers they are qualified for, how much those jobs pay, and other issues of interest. Employers can use the system to post their available job openings to a large pool of candidates, search for candidates using a wide variety of criteria, and research the local labor market.

Registration allows users to save personal information, settings, and preferences that make using the system easier and quicker during future visits. After you create your user account, you will be able to save the information you have retrieved in the system. The system organizes this information, such as career searches and occupations, or résumés that have been viewed, in an easy-to-use file folder structure. This eliminates the need to conduct repeated searches for the same information, saving you time and effort.

Registered individuals have access to:

  • A personal file folder that contains information on saved searches, system settings, and other information
  • Career assessment tools, including skills matching, that help match a person’s qualifications and abilities to specific occupations
  • A home page with customized news content
  • Creation of résumés and cover letters
  • Automated job searches that deliver job opportunities to your system message box, an e-mail address you provide, or both

Registered employers can:

  • Post job orders
  • Search the system’s database for candidate résumés
  • Perform searches using an expanded range of advanced search options
  • Create automated candidate searches that deliver résumés to your message box, e-mail address, or both

All personal information entered into the system is held strictly confidential; it is not used for solicitation or other purposes. You can work through the system and feel secure that your data will not be shared or passed on to anyone.

I encourage everyone who is interested in finding a job in Tennessee or who is seeking employees in Tennessee to check out WWW.JOBS4TN.GOV. Please check out the website or contact your Tennessee Career Center at Elizabethton located at 386 Highway 91 or call them at 423-547-7500 extension 100 and they will be happy to help you find a job or employees!

Please feel free to contact me at mayor@cartercountytn.gov or by phone at 423-542-1801 if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you. My office is located at 801 East Elk Avenue, Suite 201 located in the County Courthouse in Elizabethton. I have an open-door policy and everyone is always welcome.

Leon Humphrey

Carter County Mayor