Workforce in Dickson County
Workforce  Dickson County
 Labor Market Area*
Population 2010
49,666  402,021
Population ( Dickson)
14,538  
Labor Force (2010 Annual Average)    
Civilian Labor Force 23,650
230,080 
Employment 21,310 210,350 
Unemployment 2,340 19,730
Unemployment Rate 9.9%  9.7%

Labor Market Area is defined as Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Stewart and Williamson Counties, Tennessee.

Labor Force for Dickson County by Industry

The table below shows the distribution of industries in Dickson County, Tennessee for the 2nd Quarter, 2010.

Rank

Industry Sector

Establishments

Employees

1

Total, all industries

927

13,068

2

Total, all industries

927

13,068

3

Manufacturing (31-33)

57

2,440

4

Health Care and Social Assistance

95

2,087

5

Retail Trade (44 & 45)

163

2,015

6

Education Services

21

1,244

7

Accommodation and Food Services

90

1,198

8

Construction

126

757

9

Public Administration

15

679

10

Wholesale Trade

46

531

11

Admin., Support, Waste Mgmt, Remediation

37

499

12

Finance and Insurance

52

404

13

Other Services (except Public Admin.)

61

198

14

Utilities

4

193

15

Information

10

158

16

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

12

114

17

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

30

82

18

Transportation and Warehousing (48 & 49)

7

74

19

Professional, Scientific & Technical Service

1

8

Source: Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

 

Training Information

FastTrack Job Training Assistance Program (FJTAP)

The FastTrack Job Training Assistance Program is the division of the Department of Economic and Community Development that focuses on the employment needs of new and existing businesses.

The FastTrack Job Training Assistance Program is Tennessee's initiative to support industrial recruitment and expansion through direct training assistance for new employees. FJTAP staff assists each individual company to develop customized training plans and to provide funding for components of that training. Eligibility for FJTAP support and levels of funding for training assistance are determined by:

  • The amount of company investment
  • The number of new hires and average hourly wage
  • The types of skills and knowledge that must be obtained by prospective or newly hired employees

Pre-employment

  • Instruction is designed to focus on developing basic skills in new employees. The program promotes the development of basic skills and allows the company to observe participants for improved employee placement.

Job Specific Training (Training assistance is targeted to production/technician level individuals.)

  • Classroom - formal instruction relating to specific skills presented in a classroom environment
  • On-the-Job Training - instruction that focuses on the development of specific skills and knowledge vital to production. Training is provided by company technicians or instructors mutually acceptable to the FastTrack Job Training Assistance Program (formerly the Industrial Training Service) and the company. Training may take place in the classroom or at the company site.
  • Vendor or manufacturer of actual manufacturing or service equipment being used by the client may be utilized to deliver specific skills training.
  • System Support - instruction associated with plant-wide applications. Instruction may include new methods for increasing mechanization, quality, materials handling, etc.
  • Development and Coordination - supports the cost associated with the development of instructional materials and coordination of the overall training program.

Travel

  • Supporting the expense of travel for the purpose of training can be considered as a viable option for the training of new hires and especially for persons who will serve as a company instructor.

Employee Recruitment and Screening (Provided by Dept. of Labor & Workforce Dev.)

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Job Service Division, will provide recruitment and screening services. Utilizing the client/company's prepared job specifications, Job Service will recruit the number of persons requested by the company. The persons will be screened using the company's specifications. Those persons meeting the specifications will be referred to the company for employment considerations.

Workforce Development

  • Leadership Training - is directed toward providing supervisors, team leaders, and managers with the interpersonal skills necessary to motivate and lead production workers towards the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • Team Training - is provided for manufacturing/production employees where interpersonal communication is important in fostering interdependence, cooperation, commitment, motivation, etc.
  • Instructor Certification - Certification of company personnel insures the availability of certified instructors not only at startup but also on a long term basis. The weeklong certification seminar provides candidates with the facilitation skills necessary to deliver a wide range of programs.
 
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