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Memphis a Hot Bed for High-Demand Jobs

The Daily News By Michael Waddell Each year the Center for Economic Research in Tennessee puts together its Labor and Education Alignment Program report detailing which jobs are most in demand statewide and for each of the state’s nine economic and community development regions. The report found 111 occupations with high employer demand in the Greater Memphis area, including information technology (IT), health care, engineering, business and financial operations, and... Read More

The Workforce Connection Conversation: Creating Partnerships for a Stronger Workforce

On Wednesday, October 25, led by the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACWorkforce) and the Greater Memphis Chamber, more than 25 private companies met with representatives from Shelby County Schools and several municipal school districts to discuss how the two groups can work together to improve and support career readiness in education.  Keynote speaker, State Representative Mark White (R-83), discussed the State of Tennessee’s efforts to attract more business... Read More

MOVE-HIRE Program Gains Momentum

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, MOVE-HIRE is a tuition free skills training program, providing industry recognized credentials, and work-based learning opportunities, including apprenticeships, on the job training, and internships to prepare participants for careers in the medical device industry. Through its partnership with the Workforce Investment Network, the MOVE-HIRE program identified the following number of people interested in careers within the medical device... Read More
at Oct 18

Building a Stronger Workforce GMACWorkforce aligns with EDGE

Building a Stronger Workforce GMACWorkforce aligns with EDGE In April 2017, the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce’s (GMACWorkforce) proposal to align itself with EDGE. GMACWorkforce will join the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission, the Depot Redevelopment Corporation, the Industrial Development Board, and Foreign Trade Zone 77 as entities managed and supported by EDGE.... Read More
at Jun 21

Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce Awarded $6M America’s Promise Grant from US Department of Labor

MEMPHIS, Tenn (November 21, 2016) – The Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACWorkforce) was awarded $6 million from the US Department of Labor through the America’s Promise Grant Competition. The winners were announced Thursday, November 17, 2016. In the Memphis region, GMACWorkforce will administer the MOVE-HIRE Project. MOVEHIRE—an acronym for M edical device O ccupations V alue E ducation and H elp I n the R egional E conomy—will focus... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Littlejohn at Nov 28

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Panel Discussion

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Posted by Jennifer Littlejohn at Apr 4

President’s Update

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Posted by Jennifer Littlejohn at Apr 3