Mackin retires from Career Center in Dresden
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:00 am
Billie Mackin, career advisor at the Tennessee Career Center at Dresden, has announced her retirement starting the first of 2013.
Mackin, a lifelong resident of Greenfield, has worked with Workforce Investment Act programs since World Color Press closed in 1998. Being dislocated after twenty years with one company, Billie’s skills in human resources were a good fit for working with others in the community who needed help in finding a job or assistance with furthering their education.
Ms. Mackin has been very active in her community, working many years with her brother, Fire Chief Bob Dudley, on the Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival. She is on the Advisory Council of the Weakley County Adult Learning Center, a member of the Weakley Interagency Council and has been involved in the Relay for Life events in Weakley County for 18 years, serving on the planning committee in various positions.
She is a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Ms. Mackin is looking forward to spending more time with her significant other, Mike Mannberger, her children, Kevin and Tanya Norred, Jill Laster, Jay Mackin; and her many grandchildren.
“I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to work in the Dresden Career Center and with all of the good people I’ve met throughout the years,” Ms. Mackin said.
“There have been many changes along the way, but I’ve enjoyed learning new jobs and the daily challenges. I will miss all of the good friends I’ve made, but it’s time to head to the house.”
A retirement reception in her honor will be held on Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the TN Career Center at Dresden, 135 South Poplar St. All friends and well wishers are invited to attend.
A member of the American Job Center network, Tennessee has Career Centers across the state where employers can go to find workers they need and job seekers can get career information and services. Job seekers can qualify for federally funded training programs.
Published in The WCP 12.11.12