The medical device industry employs nearly 17,000 people locally, but the industry
cannot grow without more people who are trained for these important careers.
Careers in this industry can pay competitive salaries up to $80,000/year, including machinists, machine operators, metal finishers, quality assurance, packaging, and logistics. All training is tied to real jobs in the Greater Memphis Area. MOVE-HIRE is designed to move low wage, unemployed, and under-employed workers to high-paying manufacturing careers.
MOVE-HIRE participants will receive industry-recognized credentials and work-based learning opportunities
including apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and internships to prepare participants for careers in this
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The medical device industry in Memphis, Tennessee employs approximately 7,000 people directly and 10,000 people indirectly, generating $2.4 billion annually in economic impact for the local economy and $50 million in annual tax revenue. Facing the challenge of future growth limited by the supply of skilled workers in critical career pathways, MOVE-HIRE (Medical device Occupations Value Education - Help In the Regional Economy) is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The GMACWorkforce MOVE-HIRE’s total project cost is $12,761,801 funded by a $5,992,314 (47%) grant from the United States Department of Labor and leveraged with $3,077,442 (24%) other Federal, $527,714 (4%) state, and $3,164,331 (25%) institutional and private funds.