Supporting Tennessee's Workforce

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has a number of different divisions and programs that provide a vast array of services while combining to support jobs and workforce development in Tennessee.

The Workforce Services Division is responsible for delivering the department's employment and educational services to employers and job seekers in local American Job Centers, partner agencies, and online at The Adult Education Division provides basic skills upgrades and works with individuals to help them earn a high school equivalency degree to meet their career goals. The Unemployment Insurance program provides workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own with weekly benefits. The Division of Workplace Regulations and Compliance protects the general public, owners and users, and their employees from the hazards inherent in the operation of boilers, elevators, and amusement devices. Tennessee OSHA is committed to helping workers improve safety and health with outreach, consultation, and enforcement efforts.