We Are Just Right for… Job Seekers
Johnson City has an unemployment rate of only 3.1% as of December 2017, and there are currently more jobs available in Johnson City than our local employment agencies are able to fill. Jobs are plentiful in fields like manufacturing, light and heavy industrial, retail services, carpentry, and construction. Our caring employers reward loyalty and reliability, and they genuinely want to see you succeed. If you’re willing to roll your sleeves up and work your way up, then the sky’s the limit for you in Johnson City!
What’s more, you don’t have to take on the job search all by yourself; you can get guidance, support, and assistance from any of our local employment agencies. See the membership directory at the back of this book to find a list of all the employment agencies that are members of the Chamber of Commerce.
Roughly 85% of workers in the regional community arrive to work in under 30 minutes, with the average worker’s commute clocking in at 19.2 minutes. Compared to the commute in more urban areas that experience major traffic and more rural areas that are located farther away from city limits – that means more time to get ready before work and more time to relax after work!
We also have stellar education and workforce training opportunities, so if you don’t love your current job, it’s relatively easy to gain the skills you need to try something different. For assistance in finding a career that best suits your talents and tastes, visit the Johnson City branch of the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, (www.tn.gov/workforce) The Tennessee Center for Applied Technology in Elizabethton, (www.tcatelizabethton.edu) and the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Kingsport, (www.manufacturingfuture.net/kingsport) both provide another avenue for learning new work skills.