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It's very easy to become engaged in Nashville. Nashville is an open community, and anyone can participate. They just have to volunteer.
- Lewis Lavine - President
Center for Nonprofit Management
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to strengthening the region’s workforce. From recruiting and retaining talent, to collaborating to find innovative workforce solutions, to programs that help hone the skills of Nashville-area human resources professionals, we strive to provide educational and professional development opportunities for today and tomorrow’s workforce.
The Nashville area's economy is among the most diverse of that in any U.S. region. As a result, Nashville continues to attract the highest-quality workers in all business sectors. Nashville supports many innovative and aggressive local programs to recruit workers to the region.
A free, interactive CD-ROM is also available to showcase why the Nashville region is a great place to "Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Well and Grow Well." Send an e-mail with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail your free copy today!
Of course, many of Nashville's most valuable workers come from the area's own vast educational system. The area boasts a wealth of accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools. The availability of such varied higher education choices creates an extremely well-educated base of residents. In the Nashville MSA, 44.9 percent of adults at least 25 years old have one or more years of college education, and more than 45,000 people have graduate or professional degrees.
College to Career Fair
The Chamber partners with the Nashville Area Career Fair Consortium, joining 14 area universities in welcoming bachelor's and master's degree candidates, MBA graduates, and alumni to two recruiting events each year. With a 16-year history, this career fair has a proven record of success in providing well-qualified candidates for the hiring needs of Nashville-area employers. Visit our job board to see upcoming career fairs.
In partnership with the region’s three Workforce Investment Boards and the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the Chamber conducted a comprehensive study of Middle Tennessee's workforce characteristics and conditions. The 2010 study is a revision to a workforce study released in 2008 taking into account the changes in the economy and a newer look into the future job market in our region. The research projects the region’s workforce and educational attainment needs over the next 10 years. The results will be used to align workforce development resources with economic development goals. Visit our workforce study page to download executive highlights and the full report with appendices. Visit our Chamber Publications section to download documents from the 2008 study.