A new report released by Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development highlights jobs in high demand across Tennessee, including occupations in information technology, healthcare, engineering, and production.

TNECD’s annual Labor and Education Alignment Program (LEAP) report identifies nearly 290 occupations statewide that businesses need to fill. The study analyzes key metrics such as median wage, online job postings, hires, and projected job openings.

The LEAP Report seeks to aid local, regional, and state policy decision-making and outlines areas for increased alignment between education and industry. These opportunities include workforce development strategies such as work-based learning, internships, co-ops, and apprenticeships.

“We are excited to see the continued support of strong workforce alignment here in Tennessee, and the LEAP Report outlines additional strategies to help sustain this momentum,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “Governor Lee places training and education at the forefront of his agenda, creating tremendous opportunity for our businesses to have the workforce they need to be successful.”

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.