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Career Centers

Local Workforce Investment Areas

Tennessee's statewide Career Center System is sub-divided into 13 Local Workforce Investment Areas. These areas, which are administered by a local board, are clusters of counties whose labor market and other employment related factors are similar. Consequently, each area provides workforce development and career services based on local needs.

LWIA Map
LWIA #01 Area Served:

Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington & Unicoi Counties.
Administrative Entity
Alliance for Business & Training


Barbara McCray
423-547-7515 Ext. 140

LWIA #08 Area Served:

Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner & Williamson Counties.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Essentials, Inc.

John Watz
931-551-9110 Ext. 105

LWIA #02 Area Served:

Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier & Union Counties.
Administrative Entity
Walters State Community College

Donna W. Stansberry
423-317-1062

LWIA #09 Area Served:

Davidson, Rutherford, Trousdale, & Wilson Counties.
Administrative Entity
Nashville Career Advancement Center


Brian Clark
615-862-8890 Ext. 77425

LWIA #03 Area Served:

Knox County.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Connections

Knoxville-Knox County
Community Action Committee

Ray Abbas
865-594-5500

LWIA #10 Area Served:

Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Perry & Wayne Counties.
Administrative Entity
South Central Tennessee Workforce Board

Rick Molder
931-490-3818 (office)
931-626-4451 (cell)

LWIA #04 Area Served:

Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cumberland, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane & Scott Counties.
Administrative Entity
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Chris Tiller
865-705-8650 Ext. 105

LWIA #11 Area Served:

Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, McNairy and Madison Counties.
Administrative Entity
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Lucy Locke
731-989-0533 Ext. 3125
731-695-0712 (cell)

LWIA #05 Area Served:

Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea & Sequatchie counties.
Administrative Entity
Southeast Tennessee Development District

Anna Smith
423-424-4214

LWIA #12 Area Served:

Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Tipton & Weakley Counties.
Administrative Entity
Dyersburg State Community College


Margaret Prater
731-286-3585 Ext. 16

LWIA #06 Area Served:

Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore & Warren Counties.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Solutions

Jim Parks
931-455-9597

LWIA #13 Area Served:

Fayette & Shelby Counties.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Investment Network


Vivian Alexander
901-636-7946

LWIA #07 Area Served:

Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, VanBuren & White Counties.
Administrative Entity
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Johnnie Wheeler
931-520-9501