Mayor Karl Dean, the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County, and the Nashville Convention Center Authority have made a commitment to providing jobs to local workers during the construction of the Music City Center.
The Music City Center Workforce Development Program is designed to promote the development and placement of unemployed and under-employed minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals who may or may not have construction-related job readiness skills for employment opportunities with the Music City Center project. The program will encourage contractors to utilize program participants during the construction phase. The Workforce Development program creates another resource to help support local job creation through the Music City Center project.
Anyone interested in applying for a job can fill out an application at the on-site office, 319 5th Ave., S., Nashville, from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, 615/760-5608, or at the offices of the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (JUMP,) 1215 9th Ave., N., Suite 201, Nashville, 37208, from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number for JUMP is 615/256-8990.
Applicants should remember that, depending on their skill, a job may not be immediately available but may become so at later stages of construction.
The Workforce Development team works closely with community-based organizations and education and training providers serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Representatives from the Workforce Development Team meet with subcontractors following the execution of each bid, so subcontractors know they have a pool of qualified local workers from which to hire.
Community Based Job Training
Job readiness and adequate training is the key to sustained employment, so the Music City Center Workforce Development Program has partnered with 23 Nashville-area community based organizations, led by the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (JUMP) for training assistance.
Applicants for jobs at the Music City Center who may require additional training are referred to the organizations listed below, based on the type of training the applicant requires. These CBOs offer a diverse array of professional guidance for local applicants to prepare them for the interview and employment process, including, but not limited to:
- OSHA safety certification
- Interview skills training
- Resume preparation
- Basic construction skills
- G.E.D. testing
- 15th Avenue Community Development Corporation
- Goodwill Industries
- Martha O’Bryan Center
- Project Return
- Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville
- Urban League of Middle Tennessee
- Family Center of Edgehill
- Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship
- Mending Hearts
- Nashville Career Advancement Center/Tennessee Career Centers
- Tennessee State University Service Learning Department
- Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Miller-Motte Technical College
- Dismas House
- Job Corps of Tennessee
- Operation Stand Down
- New Life Community
- Opportunities Industrialization Center
- Nashville Street Works
- Welcome Home Ministries
- Laborers Union Local 386
- The Next Door
- Feagins Medical Group