|Published: 9:01 AM, 05/01/2013
||Last updated: 9:01 AM, 05/01/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
After the Tennessee Department of Labor
& Workforce Development announced recently it was permanently
suspending job services at 34 career centers across the state,
including the Vonore location, local officials are trying to figure
out the impact it will have in Monroe County.
"It's something the state felt they
had to do to cut cost," said Monroe County Economic Development
Director Shan Harris.
The Vonore Career Center opened in
October 1975 as a temporary branch of the Blount County office. In
July 1976, it became a permanent fixture for Monroe County. The
center was housed in numerous locations in Madisonville before moving
to the current Vonore location in December 1994.
Through the relocation plan, set to go
into effect no later than July 1, Monroe County will now be serviced
out of the Blount County (Alcoa) Career Center location.
"That's going to be the biggest
drawback," said Harris. "Monroe County residents are going to
have to drive to Alcoa to use this service."
See full story in the Wednesday, May 1, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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