BY RICH JONES
ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Several Greene County employers were honored for contributions to workforce development, at a recent meeting of the Smoky Mountains Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Board.
The recognition was presented at the Walters State Community College campus in Morristown.
Greene County companies being honored were The Donaldson Company; DTR; Dual Tech; Jarden Zinc Products; John Deere Power Products; Jost International; K-Chemicals; Laughlin Memorial Hospital; Minco, Inc.; and UCM Zirconia.
Several of the Greene County companies being honored were unable to be represented.
However, Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles said he was glad to step in as part of the presentation on behalf of the local companies being honored.
"The awards were for the companies' involvement, and good efforts I might add, in training of their workforces," Broyles told The Greeneville Sun.
"I was honored to be involved with the WIA awards program. It's very well deserved for all of these companies," Broyles said.
Special guest speaker at the meeting was Karla Davis, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
WIA Employer Services offers a variety of free programs to help companies train new or incumbent workers.
For information, please contact Debbie Johnson at (423) 638-7468.