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Employer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q: What is available to employers that would like to use the American Job Center Services?

A: We offer a wide variety of business services that are useful to anyone doing business in East Tennessee. Please click on the Employers tab to view a list of available services.

Q: Is there a charge for using American Job Center Employer Services?

A: Our basic services are free, but customized or brokered services can be arranged at a negotiated fee.

Q: Are Labor Market Information and other business statistics available?

A: Yes, we can provide current labor information and other economic data to employers and businesses as needed.

Q: Do you provide applicant assessments?

A: Yes, there are several applicant assessment tools available including the Career Readiness Certificate.

Q: Do you have facilities for recruiting activities?

A: Yes. We can provide interview/meeting/class rooms and visual aids for any recruiting activities free of charge.

Q: Are there any workshops or seminars provided to business?

A: Workshops and seminars are available to help you in your human resource decisions or personnel policy issues. Special events speakers are also available. The center also can offer workshops and seminars on a wide variety of business topics throughout our 10 county service area.

Q: What is the current federal minimum wage?

A: $7.25

Q: Are there programs available to reduce taxes?

A: Yes. A number of programs are available that provide a tax break for hiring certain classes of applicants. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit used to reduce the federal tax liability of private-for-profit employers.

Q: What employer services are available?

A: We can help employers: Assess job applicants using a variety of screening tools and approved skills tests.  Provide space to interview selected job applicants.  Hold a job fair to attract the widest possible number of applicants.  Develop job orders and post them on jobs4TN.gov, a state-of-the-art virtual career center.  Provide funds for specific employee training on-the-job, for incumbent worker training and for customized training to insure that job applicants have the necessary skills.