State Labor listening tour makes stop at JSCC

Approximately 75 local small business owners, employers, mayors, educators, and state officials attended Tennessee Commissioner of Labor Jeff McCord’s listening tour at Jackson State Community College. The event took place in the Jim Moss Center for Nursing from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

The commissioner presented an overview on the key focus areas of the Tennessee Department of Labor to aid business and industry workforce shortages. Those areas focus on three key under-tapped sources of labor potential: transitioning members of the military; adults without high school diplomas (adult education); and recently incarcerated members of society reentering the workforce.

Many comments were shared with the commissioner regarding current workforce needs and the development of the state’s labor infrastructure.