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Training & Workforce Incentives

Hire a Quality Workforce

We know a quality workforce is essential for your company’s success in Memphis. View our training and workforce incentives below, and also check out all the ways the Chamber works to help you find and train highly-skilled workers.

Workforce Incentives

Training & Workforce Incentives

This discretionary grant assists new or expanding companies with funding to support the training of net new full-time employees. Funding levels are based on the number of new full-time jobs created, amount of capital investment, wages of new employees, and the types of skill and knowledge level required. Click here for more information.

Workforce Investment Network (WIN) is a community resource dedicated to improving employment opportunities in Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County. WIN integrates the resources and activities of several federal programs. By fusing these programs into one focused workforce development service location, WIN helps match job seekers with local businesses who are hiring, and provides residents with services, training, skills, and education to promote personal growth and professional advancement. These services include:

Customized Training Grant

  • Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) focuses on expanding the skills sets of current employees
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT) offers training to new hires for companies looking to expand or invest in the Memphis area. Businesses may be reimbursed up to 50% of wages of eligible trainees during the training period depending on number of jobs created

Customized Recruiting

  • Application screening including candidate referrals and pre-employment assessments
  • Technical assessment including computer labs and interview labs
  • Workforce Testing

For more information about WIN, visit

Memphis and Shelby County provide free transportation management services to area employers through the Memphis Area Rideshare Program. Memphis Area Rideshare staff works with employers to establish personalized rideshare programs. Free ride matching for carpools and vanpools and information on available transit services are the transportation services provided to employees. Also available at no cost to the employer is a full service vanpool program that includes the provision of passenger vans, maintenance, and insurance.

Click here for more information on the Memphis Area Rideshare program.

Click here for more information on the Chamber’s workforce assistance programs or contact Mark Herbison at or 901-543-3516.


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