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The Greeneville Career Center affiliated with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is one of dozens of such centers across the state that will be closing.
But the Center for Workforce Development of Walters State Community College will work to continue providing services funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) at convenient locations, the college said in a news release Friday.
"We have just learned of the plan to close four career centers in our service area. The Newport, Greeneville, Morristown and Rogersville centers will be closing," said Dr. Nancy Brown, dean of workforce development at the college.
The Greeneville center, at 613 Asheville Hwy., is expected to close in June, said Debra Williams of Walters State.
The regional career centers in Talbott and Sevierville will remain open, Brown said in a news release.
WIA services are available on Walters State's Claiborne County campus.
"In the coming weeks, we will be looking at ways to continue to deliver WIA services in a convenient manner to both job-seekers and employers throughout our service area," Brown said.
Walters State's service area includes Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier and Union counties.
Career centers are part of the American Job Center network.
WIA funds a variety of services, including providing job search assistance and job training funds. WIA assists employers by funding on-the-job training and a variety of other programs.
WIA also provides career resource centers, which have computers, printers and fax machines available for no charge.