UPSkill 901 - A two-day workforce summit

In response to the resounding voices of both job seekers and employers expressing the need to bridge the gap between talent and opportunities, the Greater Memphis Chamber is hosting UpSkill 901, a summit convening regional stakeholders from the workforce ecosystem to help establish a path forward for the Memphis workforce of the future.

The summit will take Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Day 1 will include a day-long seminar and working session with leaders and stakeholders in the workforce and education arena. Day two day will feature the UpSkill 901 Career Fair.


Who should attend the UpSkill 901 Summit?

Day 1 is for:

  • Employers
  • Workforce Training & Service Providers
  • Community organizations
  • Faith-based organizations with a vested interest in accelerating and upskilling the local workforce to help improve the lives of Memphians.

Come and learn about the workforce of the future and learn how you can help drive change in our community. 

Day 1 Overview

Register for Day 1



Day 2 is for:

  • Companies with opportunities or services that can help connect workers to employment pathways, jobs or specialized training or services.
  • Individuals looking for employment, training opportunities or services to help improve job readiness

Day 2 Overview

Register for the Career Fair as a Job Seeker



Register to be a Vendor



Volunteer for the Career Fair



Title Sponsor:
Bank of America Horizontal-1

Gold Sponsor:

FedEx logo         Nike

Silver Sponsor:


Platinum Sponsors:
AARP_TN_4c  Colliers International    kruger_products       Smuckers     Southwest TN Community College-01


For more information on how to register for this event contact Beverly Davis: (901) 543-3547



Day 1 Overview

On October 22, representatives from educational institutions, workforce-related service providers, employers, entrepreneurs, elected officials, philanthropic and community leaders will come together to hear from keynote speaker Mark Muro Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and author of Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How Machines Are Affecting People and Places.

In addition, attendees will participate in facilitated breakout sessions designed to generate action plans to accelerate training and skill output for the regional workforce.

Come and learn about the workforce of the future and learn how you can help drive change in our community.

Day 2 Overview

The UpSkill 901 Career Fair will take place on October 30 at the Pipkin Building in Tiger Lane. The UpSkill 901 Career Fair will feature:

  • Employment opportunities for workers of all skill and experience levels from 50+ local employers
  • Clinics to help job seekers with specialized service like gaining certificate of employability and expungement service
  • Onsite registration for programs from America’s Jobs Center, social services and other training providers
  • Enhancement services for job seekers including resume assistance, Dress for Success, haircuts and more.

Over 60 companies with open positions and currently hiring will participate including:

  • Alsco
  • Amazon
  • Atlantic Track
  • AT&T
  • Baptist Memorial Health Care
  • Barr Brands International
  • C. Foster Construction
  • City of Memphis
  • Code Crew
  • Core Civic
  • Dot Transpiration
  • Elvis Presley Enterprise
  • FedEx
  • Hino Motors Manufacturing
  • Hire Memphis
  • KPower Global Logistics
  • McKesson
  • Memphis Electrical JATC
  • Memphis Light Gas and Water
  • Natureplex LLC Pharmaceuticals
  • Nike
  • Olymbec USA LLC
  • Pandrol USA
  • Regional One Hospital
  • Riviana Foods
  • Technicolor
  • Teleflex Inc.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • The J. M. Smucker Company
  • Vitalant 

The day will also feature service providers and community based organizations providing clinics and onsite registration for job seekers. Some of those programs will include:


  • Amnesty Program
     - Expungement
     - Driver’s License
  • Federal Bonding
  • Entrepreneurship


  • American Job Centers
  • Training Programs
  • Social Services (Veterans, Dept. of Human Services, AARP, etc.)


  • Resume Assistance
  • Dress for Success
  • Haircuts