Is $600 Enough to Sign You Up As A Tennessee Prison Guard?

Nashville (WDEF) Facing a critical shortage of prison guards, the Tennessee Department of Correction launches a new incentive to sign up.

Beginning on Monday, all new correctional officers and nurses joining the agency will get a $600 signing bonus.

The department is also offering a referral program for current employees.

If they refer a new hire to the agency, they’ll get a hundred dollars.

“Our new recruits frequently tell us that they heard about the great opportunities at TDOC from one of our current employees. The signing bonus and referral programs help us compete with other industries for the best and the brightest applicants and rewards the staff that helps us recruit them,” says Commissioner Derrick Schofield.

The state is facing a shortage of prison employees that some are calling a safety concern.

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