Employment Resources

Employment Resource Sheets Employment First Task Force Expect Employment Reports

In June 2013, Governor Bill Haslam signed Executive Order No. 28, which designated Tennessee as an Employment First state and established the Employment First Task Force. The Employment First Task Force works to identify and eliminate barriers to employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health diagnoses including mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders, physical, and other disabilities. Each year, the Task Force releases a report to update the Governor on progress and to identify future directions.