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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Chamber of Commerce Workforce Study interviews coming April 6 through 8

The Crossville/Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce comprehensive analysis of the local workforce in the 10 county labor market is underway and local residents and business are being asked to help.

“The project will position our region to compete in the global economy for the best economic development opportunities and jobs,” said Brad Allamong, president/CEO of the Chamber. In the short term this data will assist existing businesses in finding qualified available. It will also help workforce agencies match workers with jobs and training programs. Long-term, this project will provide planning data to prepare the workforce for the new economy, which requires higher skills.

This study will include a labor supply survey, to be conducted among working-age people via brief personal interviews at numerous local sites. “To achieve the greatest level of success we need the help of individuals in the community,” explained Allamong. “We ask people to stop and talk to our surveyors when they are in the area.”

Survey teams will be in various locations in Cumberland County Thursday April 6 through Saturday April 8 conducting brief in-person interviews with area residents. The survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete but gathers very important information about workers and job skills available in the region. Names are not collected and survey responses are anonymous.

Younger and Associates, a Jackson Tennessee economic development research firm is conducting the study. For more information about the study or the survey, contact the Chamber at (931) 484-8444.

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