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TN labor department lists hottest jobs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today released the 2017 list of hot jobs across the state.  The list is a projection of what occupations will be most in-demand through the year 2024. Topping this year’s recently revised hot jobs list is the occupation of team assemblers in the manufacturing […]

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TN’s unemployment rate hits record low of 3.4%

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces the state has made history for the second consecutive month with a record-setting preliminary unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for July 2017. This exceeds the previous month’s revised rate of 3.6 percent by two-tenths of a percentage point. “A continuing decline […]

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Unemployment numbers in area dip for November

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  Unemployment is down from last month for Bartlett, Memphis, Shelby County and the U.S. as a whole, according to preliminary data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The following numbers are not seasonally adjusted. Bartlett: The unemployment rate for last month was 4.1 percent, down from 4.4 percent in October (a […]

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Olympus kicks off $12 million construction project in Bartlett

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The groundbreaking ceremony for a massive $12 million Olympus service center in Bartlett was July 14 despite a burst of summer rain. Indoors, professionals from Chris Woods Construction Company, Olympus Surgical Technologies America and Renaissance Group gathered to celebrate the milestone. The two-story 110,000-square-foot facility will employ nearly 300 people and support one of the […]

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Alexander: Senate Dems block bill that would have aided economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 8 — Setting what U.S. Sen. Alexander (R-Tenn.) called a “dangerous precedent” for the Senate, Senate Democrats on Oct. 8 blocked debate on the bipartisan Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. On the floor Thursday he said, “You don’t start the process at the beginning and not even let the whole Senate […]

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MSCOR facility opens to help former inmates find work, resources

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A ribbon cutting on Tuesday marked the opening of a new kind of facility in Shelby County: The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Re-entry (MSCOR). Tennessee’s only joint-agency office to assist formerly incarcerated people find work and other resources officially opened Tuesday at its permanent location in south Memphis (1362 Mississippi Boulevard). The center previously […]

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Senators introduce Employee Rights Act

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Washington, D.C. — Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate as well as a member and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Employee Rights Act in the United States Senate on Monday, alongside the sponsor of the House companion bill, Rep. Tom […]

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Tenn. ranks 23rd in March job growth analysis

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For March, Tennessee earned 23rd place in the Work Force Index(WFI) generated monthly by AIM and the Creighton University College of Business. The state’s online job openings expanded by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Biggest percentage online gainers for the month were nursing and manufacturing jobs. In absolute numbers, the greatest numbers […]

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Arlington targeted for $70M vets’ home with 250 new jobs

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Shelby County leaders and Arlington’s top brass in particular were happy to hear last week’s news that 40-45 acres at the town’s old Arlington Development Center location was recommended as the site of the state’s newest veterans’ home. The development is estimated at $70 million, not including the land acquisition, and will be designed to […]

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