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Declining enrollment brings layoffs at TJCC

Calandra Jefferson of TJCC (WALB File photo) Calandra Jefferson of TJCC (WALB File photo)

Since its beginning in 1978, Turner Job Corps Center, headquartered at the old Turner Air Force Base and Naval Air Station, has been one of the nation's largest. 

But a reduction in the Department of Labor's allocation of student positions at TJCC from 930 to 732 brings about a reduction in the staff as well.

TJCC has had a student enrollment of 1,000+ in years past, with about 300 on staff. We are working to find out the number of people who will affected by the layoffs.

Turner issued this news release Tuesday-

Following the Job Corps enrollment freeze, the Turner Job Corps Center's student enrollment requirements, along with all Job Corps Center's nationwide, was reduced between 15-25%. Turner has been reduced from 930 to 732.

This required a small adjustment to staffing to match a smaller student population.  Specific positions were eliminated based on the DOL model for Center Staff.   

All other services and positions remain.  In fact the center has numerous vacancies available which have been posted internally and externally, with WALB, at the Department of Labor and the TJCC Website.

The job postings are also sent to various career centers around the city. Staff members who have been misplaced during this readjustment period will receive priority in applying for openings throughout the center.

Established in 1964, Job Corps has trained and educated more than 2 million young people, serving approximately 60,000 young adults each year at 125 centers across the country. Job Corps is the nation's leading career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24.

 Job Corps is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Those who want to learn more about Job Corps and what it has to offer can call (229) 883-8500.


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