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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 #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

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

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

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

LWIA #13 Area Served:

Fayette & Shelby Counties.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Investment Network

Vivian Alexander

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