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WORKFORCE INVESTMENT NETWORK SELECTS GRANT ASSOCIATES TO RUN GREATER MEMPHIS CAREER CENTERS

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New Provider Will Focus on Career Services, Promote a Collaborative Approach

 

Grant Associates, a nationally acclaimed workforce development company, announced today that it was selected by the Workforce Investment Network (WIN) to run its American Job Centers located throughout the Greater Memphis region. The American Job Centers offer employment services for adults and dislocated workers, matching job candidates with employer needs across the region.

 

Grant Associates will provide services to job seekers across a variety of demographic areas and levels of need including: resume building and job search workshops, credential attainment and training, and job search assistance including access to job listings in the Jobs4TN.gov database. Labor Market Information, access to computer labs and job referrals are also available at the Centers. One of the cornerstones of Grant Associates’ service model is to meet job seekers “where they are” with a variety of training and education opportunities to help them on the road to self-sufficiency. The company also places a focus on building proactive relationships with community partners, both for-profit and non-profit, that result in direct access to training and job opportunities leading to employment.

 

“We’ve been very pleased with the professionalism and collaboration Grant Associates has brought in the short time they’ve been partnering with us,” said Mr. Henry Lewis, Interim Executive Director of WIN. “Their expertise and focus on innovative workforce solutions will help us drive economic development and build the talent pipeline for the region’s employers.”

 

The six American Job Centers in the Greater Memphis Region will serve residents of Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties and plan to enroll over 500 residents in training programs targeting the region’s high demand industries. Each year, over 1,000 area adults and youth are served under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

 

Grant Associates uses a demand-driven approach to identify hiring needs and works diligently to connect businesses with the hundreds of skilled workers in the region. The company will also assist employers with posting their available jobs in the state’s Workforce Exchange System, connect employers to training resources, and design and execute custom solutions for industry-wide skill shortages.

 

“We are excited to partner with the Workforce Investment Network and are eager to build on the strong relationships with businesses and other community partners in the Greater Memphis region,” said Doug Cotter, President of Grant Associates. “I’m confident our demand-driven approach to career and business services will enable us to make a difference in the lives of citizens throughout the region.”

 

Grant Associates employs a staff of 31 between six Centers to provide a full suite of services to the more than one million residents in the Greater Memphis region.

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Grant Associates, Inc. 
Grant Associates is a national, award-winning workforce development company that has become a trailblazer and a force for innovation in delivering workforce services nationally for over 20 years. A certified Woman-Owned Business, we have operated nearly 80 different programs in communities of all sizes that reflect our strength across the spectrum of workforce development: operating full-service One-Stops, sector-based initiatives, business centers, and programs that serve those on public assistance, as well as other targeted populations such as youth, justice-involved, veterans and the disabled. For more information visit: www.grantassociatesinc.com.