Paula Jones

Paula Jones
Regional Business Coordinator – Knoxville Area

pjones50@utk.edu
865-974-4109
Paula JonesPaula Jones is a regional Business Coordinator located in Knoxville. She conducts outreach and marketing activities within the business community to promote the benefits of employing people with disabilities. She provides professional development and employment services to assist Tennessee businesses in recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified employees. She works in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services to increase employment opportunities for individuals served by this state agency. Paula has been in this role since October, 2019.

Paula has a Master’s degree and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Her background includes serving people with varying abilities. She served as a Rehabilitation Teacher, working with individuals with Blindness and Low Vision, teaching independent living skills. She, also, served as an Assistive Technology Rehabilitation Coordinator, where she provided services, resources and training to individuals, employers, area agencies and the Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation.

As a resource for businesses and job seekers, Paula focuses on workforce development. She is well connected with regional business leaders through her associations with the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she is a member of the Knoxville Area Employment Consortium and The Project Search Steering Committee.