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Workforce Development Webinars

The Benefits Cliff

Untapped Talent

Preparing for New Overtime Rules

Leveraging Internships

Importance of Accessibility

Leveraging Apprenticeships


Internships can be of great benefit to host employers and students. Interns bring to organizations innovation and insight, assistance for temporary or seasonal projects, and the potential to be valued future employees. In fact, over 51 percent of eligible interns remain or return to host employers’ workforce. (NACE, National Association of Colleges and Employers). The Knoxville Chamber offers complimentary internship consulting to create meaningful opportunities for both the businesses and the future workforce.


Connect with Higher Education

Higher education institutions have a crucial role in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by companies. By partnering with organizations, universities and colleges can design and implement training programs that address specific industry needs, including technical expertise, leadership skills, and professional development. These programs can offer a tailored curriculum, hands-on experience, and mentorship opportunities to ensure that graduates are well-equipped for the job market. By providing relevant training, higher education institutions can support the growth and competitiveness of companies while fostering a skilled and adaptable workforce.

American Job Center

The American Job Center (AJC) is the local recipient of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. WIOA is designed to assist job seekers and individuals who are looking to increase their employment skills. The WIOA program provides clients with intensive case management as well as support services and access to additional programs that can assist in reaching goals.The AJC can assist with interview and work clothing, supplies, tools, childcare assistance, emergency support services, and transportation assistance.

Relocation Services

Professional Relocation and Engagement Services (PRES) offered by the Knoxville Chamber have been constructed to help businesses both attract new talent and relocate existing talent to Knoxville. These services are designed for talent recruitment taking place outside the Knoxville area. Available services include a company-branded recruitment site, company-branded slide deck, company-branded relocation packets and more.

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