Brandon: we told you a memphis city councilman says there are more than 15-thousand jobs available in memphis.
You want to know where those jobs are -- and how much they pay.
Local 24's mike matthews has new information.
Mike matthews/local 24 news "a lot of you folks are surprised there are over 15-thousand jobs available.
Because most have said they can't find the listings....and want to know where they can find them."
Ed ford, jr./memphis city council "well i'll tell you what, i'll put that white paper up on the council website so people can see it."
Memphis city councilman ed ford junior got information about the jobs from a website called the conference board.
It is a non profit group that studies cities and their job needs.
Ed ford, jr./memphis city council "i go to town hall meetings, the first thing i hear is, we don't have jobs in the city.
So you think that's true, because you hear it over and over and over again.
But when i did the research i noticed we had 15- thousand 500 unfilled jobs as of this month."
Those jobs have an average pay of more than 23-dollars an hour.
But a lot of these positions might not be what you're looking for.
Kevin woods/workforce investment network "being in memphis, your number one posting will be transportation, distribution and logistics.
But also a huge need for advanced manufacturing jobs, nursing jobs, health care positions."
Kevin woods was one of several people who spoke at a city council meeting this week, where ford talked about the need for making things easier for people to get jobs.
Woods says if you're looking...try his group.
Kevin woods/workforce investment network "the first place they should go is the workforce investment network.
We have 3 comprehensive locations in the city of memphis.
Our main office is 480 beale.
I encourage any job seekers to come to the career center."
The greater memphis chamber of commerce is working on an app called memphis works.
Woods suggests going to the website jobs...then the number 4...tn...dot gov mike matthews/local 24 news "councilman ford says there will be many more meetings on this because there are roadblocks out there, and its not the easiest thing to do, to find these jobs...and , he says, it should be.
In memphis, mike matthews, local 24